Gerhard Heufler, Hans Georg Schiebel. MIMID Miniature Mine Detector. 1996

Gerhard Heufler, Hans Georg Schiebel

MIMID Miniature Mine Detector


Not on view
Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH
Carbon fiber
12 7/8 x 4 x 21/4" (32.8 x 10.2 x 5.6 cm) folded; 49 3/4" (126.2 cm) extended
Gift of Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH
Object number
© 2015 Hans Georg Schiebel
Architecture and Design
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Every twenty minutes, someone somewhere is killed or mutilated by a land mine. No one knows exactly how many mines lie in the soil of countries such as Angola, Somalia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Cambodia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo; estimates range from sixty to a hundred million.

MIMID's lightweight and collapsible design makes it suitable for metal-mine detection in remote areas with limited logistical support. The six–pound battery-powered unit can be carried on a waist belt or in a pocket and can be set up in less than thirty seconds. Operator training requires only a few minutes, which makes it a valuable asset—a first-aid kit of sorts—for humanitarian organizations.

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