Dome-like disaster shelter functions as Life Armor for four in emergency

Natural disasters can hit us at any time, therefore the best way to avoid calamity is to be prepared for the disaster such as the Hurricane Sandy. With the purpose to help you keep safe and protected in disasters, Pond in Japan has developed a shapeship-like device dubbed the Life Armor.

Life Armor is a disaster shelter designed to protect up to four people inside a dome-shaped haven made from reinforced plastic. Made in two colors – blue and pink, the disaster shelter that can withstand up to 9.3 tons of pressure on its body, measure 1.2 meters in diameter and weighs in at about 80kg. Life Armor with handle for carrying on the rear, can manage a fall from 25 meters and can float on water, keeping the four people on board safe.

Life Armor has an entrance door that’s 60 cm, which makes entry into a cushioned urethane foam interior of the shelter easy. The disaster shelter features GPS and solar panels storage batteries for power with life jacket, waterproof megaphone and food for emergency, all in making the Life Armor a worthy disaster shelter.

The Life Armor is available for approximately $5,000 from Seikoh.

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5 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    UM How does the carbon dioxide get out , or does this kill me instead of the disaster???

  2. Les says:

    Jim, it’s not an apartment or a long-term solution to an apocalyptic situation. It’s for hurricanes that end up stronger than anyone anticipated, tornadoes tearing up houses without basements and tsunami’s. Last second, do or die stuff. You will need to get out of it as soon as possible.

    • Hum says:

      and what if something falls and blocks the door so you’re trapped in there for ever.

      Im assuming it floats….and it would float if say it got washed under a carport and then sumberged you’d be dead……..still think there will be a ton of preventable casualties caused by these gimmicks playing on peoples fears

  3. Matt says:

    No way four people fit in there…

    Let alone ride out a hurricane or tornado.

  4. Avery says:

    Why don’t any of the pictures or the video show it with people inside?

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