Jonathan Lowe—a product design student from Staffordshire University in the UK—came up with Xitus, a clever gadget that helps you escape from a building on fire when the only way out is trough the window. Place it on the edge of the window, climb over and a controlled descent device will take you to the ground gently.

Xitus is a brilliant idea and I hope it moves quickly from a concept design to a real product.

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