When a natural disaster strikes, survival can depend on access to clean water and shelter. In the event of an earthquake, tornado, tsunami, or flood, you may have to survive days or even weeks before help arrives. With climate scientists predicting that natural disasters will increase in frequency and intensity, designers have been creating inventions that could be a life saver.
The Orange Saver
The orange saver looks like a piece of designer furniture, or a sliced up orange. However, it can be transformed into a life raft in the event of a flood. Each segment around the edge of the raft is independent. This allows for the raft to stay afloat even if some of the sections get damaged. The Orange Saver could help save many lives during a natural disaster.
The Tsunami Survival Pod
This invention is meant to protect a family during a tsunami. It is large enough to hold four adults and each person can be strapped into bucket seats with five-point safety harnesses. It is built to protect those inside it from the harshest of conditions. The Tsunami Survival Pod can withstand a crushing force of up to 13,000 pounds!
Clean water is just as important as shelter is during a natural disaster. It could be weeks before you are able to access clean water if your family is displaced by a natural disaster. The Eliodomestico gives you the ability to turn sea water into clean drinkable water. The invention uses solar energy to distill the water to make it drinkable.
The Noah Escape Pod
Another pod design, this invention isn’t for the claustrophobic. It is designed to accommodate up to four adults, but is also designed to save lives, not for comfort. It was created after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March of 2011.