Tsunami Pod: Good Idea
A few weeks ago the town of Sagara, Japan was visited by Noah. Cosmo Power’s tsunami pod ready for delivery to your modestly sized home. I honestly had no idea what this was, thankfully I have Chris who is an avid internet researcher and he clued me in to the fact that this was not a giant lotto ball.
Created a few years ago, this bright yellow pool ball is a life saving capsule designed by a Japanese engineer for use during any number of catastrophe, including tsunami. The price tag is steep (approximately 4,000$) but when compared to the safety of your family it’s priceless.
However, there are a few questions that I have.
Is there a larger version of this 4 person display? Many families I know live in 8 person households, with grandparents sharing the same home.
During a catastrophe what is the potential for this pod to be stuck under the debris of the home? The designers meant for this to sit inside the home.
How long will the capsule stay sound if left out in the sun? If this unit is left out in the yard of a home the sun will damage the casing.
I’m sure that future production of capsules like these will address those questions as they are brought forward. Perhaps they already have.
This really is a great idea and I encourage all great thinkers and engineers to put their minds at work finding solutions like this to keep people safe. Even with my reservations I think Noah is a good idea, well constructed and put to good use.