Designed to save lives.

The new smart avalanche transceiver by Mammut to save people trapped in avalanches.

Client Mammut
The challenge

Developing, together with international avalanche specialist and scientists,  the next-generation smart avalanche transceivers (beacons) for world-leading outdoor specialist Mammut.

The result

When saving people trapped in avalanches, time becomes a matter of life and death. A new powerful search mechanism, unprecedented big display and simplified visual interface boosts the Barryvox's usability and performance and maximizes the effectiveness of a beacon search.

When nature becomes a matter of life and death

After leading the market for more than ten years, the next smart generation of Mammut`s avalanche transceivers was ready to be designed.


When searching people trapped in avalanches, time becomes the crucial parameter. For the BarryvoxS, named after the fabled Swiss avalanche rescue dog Barry, new powerful features were developed to boost up its usability and performance and maximize the effectiveness of a beacon search.

The BarryvoxS is based on a new powerful search mechanism developed to cut corners on the way to the victim. A search strip width of 70 meters shortens the search path.

An outstandingly / unprecedented large display and a simplified visual interface make it dramatically easier to keep track at a glance, in particular under stress, while the intuitive navigation reliably assists the search and helps to avoid detours.

The clear-cut iconic design represents Mammut as world-leading outdoor specialist and at the same time ensures easy handling and outstanding usability under stress. The housing, realized in a refined 2K injection-moulding process, perfectly adapts to the users hands and withstands any weather conditions. 


A new secure lock function helps to avoid an undesired change of mode during use. 


Barry Mount, the new carrying system, can be quickly and easily adjusted to the size of the user’s body and can  be operated easily with one hand and wearing gloves.
Mammut’s new safety color orange makes the keys always visible
even in at light.

With its extreme easy-to-use handling and powerful search functions, the BarryvoxS dramatically simplifies the beacon search, helping to save lives.

The new BarryvoxS generation combines a highly powerful search with intuitive handling to help find buried subjects quickly, easily and reliably.


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"Together with FLUID we were able to do a major leap regarding usability and performance of the new BarryvoxS generation"

Ilari Dammert, Senior Product & Project Manager Avalanche Safety, Mammut Sports Group


Up-front user interviews

Use-flow analysis

Expert review

Industrial Design

User Experience Design

Digital Experience Prototyping

Physical Experience Prototyping

Usability Testing

Implementation Support

Quality Assurance

ISPO 2018
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