Natural calamities, especially floods, disrupt human life from all squares, and survival in the face of scarcity of food and drinking water becomes difficult for the affected. Designed to help flood victims, the “Water ahead” by designer Matthias Rauch is a capsule-like water container that locates and provides fresh water to the sufferers before the lifeguards can trace them to carry out the rescue operation. The portable containers swim over the flood to locate the flood victims with the help of integrated thermalgraphic cameras, while acoustic signals and flashing lights makes their presence felt to the affected as well as the lifeguards, so they could intensify the rescue operation in that particular location. The most appealing aspect of the container is its intelligent skin that absorbs muddy flood water to turn into fresh drinking water.
Via: Folkwang Hochschule