If you could safely experience high impact shock, would you? Development of new nano-composites opens up new realms of experiential possibilities, pushing both physical and psychological limits. However, despite the rigorous scientific testing and stringent safety precautions how much faith would you put in this technology, where do the boundaries between thrill, fear and science lye? Our devices allow individuals the chance to test these limits for themselves, capitalising on these new, fantastic material qualities.
Commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the project is the result of a collaboration between designers Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotonianina, and researchers at Nottingham University, exploring new shock absorbing nano composites.
Impactor - Steel, Acetal, Fibreglass, Dyneema, Aluminium, Electronics, 1600x 600x600mm