March 11, 2005

Video camera for risky sports

Originally from we make money not art, reBlogged by ts

British designer Ben Wilson has designed the Inflate video camera (picture on the left) for snowboarders and skateboarders. The camera is placed inside an inflatable structure that acts as an airbag, protecting the device from damage and elements. Another camera structure, the Fig-Rig (on the right), has handgrips shoulder width apart to ensure a steadier shot.

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Wilson’s portfolio is surprising and eclectic, don’t miss the Swarowski version of his Downlow Lowrider Bike nor the Tilting Trike that can be reconfigured from a foot pedal-powered vehicle to one pedalled by hand.