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Crash Web  
  A simple mechanical linkage to activate a crash field.  

Protects a pilot from deceleration trauma.

I fastened my crash web. Its strands were thin as coarse thread and not much stronger, but they had saved lives. Any sharp pull on the crash web would activate the crash field, which would enfold the pilot and protect him from impact.
Technovelgy from Crashlander, by Larry Niven.
Published by Del Rey in 1994
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