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

MIMID Miniature Mine Detector

1996
Not on view
Manufacturer
Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH
Medium
Carbon fiber
Dimensions
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
Credit
Gift of Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH
Object number
112.2006
Copyright
© 2015 Hans Georg Schiebel
Department
Architecture and Design

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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