• Laser rescue system for serious accidents

    The chances for rescue are much higher the faster a person can be freed from the vehicle. Photo: Stadt Dortmund – Institut für Feuerwehr- und Rettungstechnologie

    Better technology and modern materials increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because today, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more often reach their limits. A mobile laser unit for rescue missions shall solve this problem. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), six project partners and eight associated partners have teamed up to develop this system. In the past 25 years, the number of road traffic deaths has been drastically reduced, and the number of severely injured persons decreased significantly, too. Among others, the declining figures are due to improved passive safety. The use of high-tensile steel and composite materials adds to this.

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    Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

    „The real challenge in innovation is not invention – coming up with good ideas – but in making them work technically and commercially.” (T.A. Edison). Unter diesem Motto fand die DPG- Arbeitstagung Forschung – Entwicklung – Innovation XLI vom 6. November 2016 bis zum 8. November im Physikzentrum Bad Honnef statt. Das Schwerpunktthema in diesem Jahr lautete Physik fürs „Leben“ –Innovationen in Medizin und Life Sciences.