(Retired Shanghai machinist Zhou Miaorong demonstrates his invention of a rapid evacuationslide that makes escaping a burning high-rise safer and faster. Photo by Wu Ni/China Daily)
Zhou Miaorong, a retired Shanghai machinist, has invented a rapid evacuation slide that willmake escaping a burning high-rise safer and faster.
During a fire, residents in a tall building can lie in the chute and slide to the building’s exit at amuch faster speed than walking down, Zhou says.
“It needs only two to three seconds to slide down one story,” says the 70-year-old inventor. (China Daily)