Blue Freedom – Providing reliable first aid electricity from hydropower

Electrical power supply is among the first critically important services in disaster areas. Especially natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floodings lead to a destruction of the installed power grid and portable electricity becomes indispensable. One innovative solution is Blue Freedom Portable, a lightweight hydropower generator with 5W output capacity. With a weight of […]

RSA – Natural Disaster relief – 2005/06

Stuart Williamson Industrial Designer Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom Ensuring the immediate supply of food/medicines/water is a key priority in responding to disaster situations. Supplies have to be delivered quickly and efficiently and this can often be difficult due to remote locations/bad weather and limited transportation available. Maximizing the capability of these supplies is vital. Examine […]

Satellite blinks Morse code

A new form of satellite will paint Morse code in the sky. The satellites are cube-shaped and can create any message out of Morse code in the night sky. Once launched and fully developed, they could serve any number of functions. The satellites could blink emergency alters in times of disaster, they could send messages […]

Walk, run or bike to clean power

The nPOWER PEG harvests kinetic energy from motion such as walking, running or biking. It then uses this energy to charge hand-held electronic devices. The project is currently looking for funding on Indiegogo. The goal is to deliver 100 generators to high-risk areas that are off-the-grid, but that use mobile devices. “Over half a billion mobile […]

tools4disaster

Below are two designs for tools that aid in recovery and repair efforts during the aftermath of disaster: The Multi-Purpose Disaster Tool The Multi-Purpose Disaster Tool, designed by Tamir Niv, is designed to be used during the recovery and repair phases of disaster. The tool serves many functions. By changing the angle of the head […]

iOS 6 rings on emergency

In compliance with a National Alerting Program Apple devices running iOS 6 will be able to receive U.S. government alerts during an emergency or disaster. “Government Alerts” will be a part of the iOS 6 operating system, which means that Wireless Emergency Alerts can be provided to Apple mobile device users. Author Rick Wimberley said Apple’s adoption […]

Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator

True Energy has revealed a solar-powered Vaccine refrigerator, the medicine can keep cool and safe without relying on electricity from the power grid. This refrigerator allows doctors to provide much-needed vaccines to residents in harsh climates and inaccessible areas. In addition, the refrigerator is so efficient that it can hold his temperature for up to ten days […]

MSF – Médecins sans Frontièrs

Doctors without borders have developed an efficient logistics system, enabling them to deliver medical goods to disaster areas anywhere in the world within 24 hours. As soon as a disaster is reported, a team of a logistical people and a doctor head out to evaluate the situation. Medical goods are already packaged into fixed emergency […]

Transformation Boxes

The TTM – Technology Transfer Marburg e.V. has developed transportation boxes that can be transformed into office furniture on the spot. The boxes are available in five different variations, the pictures below show the office unit. Components include table units and shelf units. All units are made of sturdy wood, to ensure that content is […]

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