Research and Development

During the development of Safeback SBX, we have conducted field tests and participated in independent research in the following areas:

Medical Needs of Snow Burial Victims

Based on the problem set of oxygen deprivation during avalanche burial, independent medical trials were conducted by the Mountain Medical Research Group at the University of Bergen.

Gas Mechanics in Snow

In order to make a product to improve the air quality of the snow, we had to model, understand, and predict how gas travels through the pores within the snowpack.

Technical Solutions for Supplying Air Through Snow

Developing the Safeback SBX system has required significant testing of all components, both individually and as an integrated system.

Backpacks with Safeback SBX

Safeback SBX

Designed to provide breathable air to an avalanche victim under the snow, extending their potential survival window.