I got the idea from researching steadicams. This is something that i havent seen anywhere else, so i thought where else could it be used?
Previously at the Wonthaggi Show, the local SES was there looking for volunteers. They had all their equipment on display and i was able to hold the mechanical spreaders and cutters. They were extremely heavy and it became tiring to hold it after a short amount of time. I imagine that there is a team of 2 who use it and swap positions holding it.
Combining the two should be helpful to the users within the SES
The project will need 3 parts.
The equipment attachment piece - this will be the link between the iso-elastic arm and the mechanical spreader. It will need to be able to quickly mount to new equipment with ease.
The iso-elastic arm - this will need to provide the weight holding force between the waist mount and the equipment mount. The aim is to make it cheap and simple to repair so that the SES crew can maintain them with minimal knowledge, and also to design it with easily available and cheap components so that the SES can afford it for their stations