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47 Flood-Conscious Creations

From Illuminating Lane Lines to Floating Disaster Shelters

— June 4, 2013 — Art & Design
These flood-conscious creations prove that creative design in itself can be a safety measure. Whether it be for architecture, tech gadgets or simple floating devices, some designers and engineers have kept in mind potential circumstances like floods.

The illuminating lane lights concept by a group of engineers in China strives to caution roads after an intense rainfall. This idea incorporates tire-safe cat eye road studs, integrated LED lights and H2O batteries; the safety lights would automatically illuminate when water level begins to rise. The intensity of the light beams allow the public to see where they are going even with a flood a foot in depth, guiding drivers and pedestrians.

A handy safety boat design by a Chinese Professor is also proactive and would be useful. The FoldingBoat is a clever portable design for flood-prone zones. Because massive flotation devices are hard to store and transport, the designer came up with something completely flat and foldable so that it is lighter and takes up less room.

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Ultra Portable Box Boats
Ultra Portable Box Boats
The Transporter Boat Can Go from Folded to Seaworthy in Ten Minutes
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Pocket Floatation Devices
Pocket Floatation Devices
Safe Guard Buoy Lets Non-Swimmers Save Drowning People
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45
Buoyant Energy Generators
Buoyant Energy Generators
The FloES System Can Supply Electricity to Flooded Communities
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44
Practical Floating Paintbrushes
Practical Floating Paintbrushes
These Buoy Brushes Bobble Up and Down Within Your Dish of Water
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Illuminating Warning Buoys
Illuminating Warning Buoys
The Flood Float Torch Indicates Areas of Underwater Danger
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42
Lifesaver Ceiling Lights
Lifesaver Ceiling Lights
SAVE:US is a Lighting Fixture That Can Transform Into a Flashlight
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Intensified Rescue Signals
Intensified Rescue Signals
The Flash Flare Pro is Designed for Improved Visibility in All Spheres
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40
Motion-Correcting Binoculars
Motion-Correcting Binoculars
The STEDI-EYE Mariner Binoculars Compensate for Shaky Hands
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39
GPS Life Preservers
GPS Life Preservers
The Network Tube Keeps Shipwreck Survivors Together and Trackable
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38
Self-Sufficient Solar Planes
Self-Sufficient Solar Planes
The Solar Ship Requires No Roads, Fuel or Infrastructure to Operate
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37
Projected Direction Headgear
Projected Direction Headgear
The Arrow Gas Mask Guides You Safely from Burning Buildings
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36
Submersible Sound Systems
Submersible Sound Systems
The Ecoxpro Waterproof Speaker Case Plays Music Underwater
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35
Opulent Floating Palaces
Opulent Floating Palaces
Nick Meza Has Created a New Standard of Luxury for Mega Yachts
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Incognito Life Preservers
Incognito Life Preservers
The Rescue Tube is Easy to Wear and Inflates With Lightning Speed
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33
Sling-Bottomed Lifesavers
Sling-Bottomed Lifesavers
The Rescue Seat Comprises a Simple Adaptation to Really Prevent Drowning
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Outstretching Lifesavers
Outstretching Lifesavers
The Expand Lifebuoy Casts off Extra Handles for a Reach-Free Rescue
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31
Multifunctional Life Savers
Multifunctional Life Savers
The D-Rescue Can Changes Shape to Save People
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Skyscraper Escape Pods
Skyscraper Escape Pods
The Escape Rescue System is a Lifeboat for High-Rises
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29
Disaster Aid Illuminators
Disaster Aid Illuminators
Life Light by Xi Zheng Supports Rescue Ops Around the Clock
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Portable High-Rise Evacuation Kits
Portable High-Rise Evacuation Kits
The Tinkerball Life Rescue Device Makes Escaping Danger Easy
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27
Lifesaving Knapsacks
Lifesaving Knapsacks
The Otter Personal Disaster Backpack Doubles as a Flotation Device
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26
Illuminating Lane Lines
Illuminating Lane Lines
Safety Light is Ideal for Flood-Prone Areas to Facilitate Cautious Driving
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Buoyant Globe Hubs
Buoyant Globe Hubs
The Bloom Phytoplankton Farm Creates a Pleasant Environment for People
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Pyramidal Marine Buoys
Pyramidal Marine Buoys
The Life Triangle Functions as a Marker, a Life Raft and a Capsule
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23
Convertible Car Roof Boats
Convertible Car Roof Boats
The 'BoatPack' Turns a Car's Roof Box Into a Convenient Mobile Boat
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22
Hi-Tech Lifesavers
Hi-Tech Lifesavers
The Radio-Controlled Life Buoy Seeks Out Swimmers for a Safe Rescue
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21
Snowslide Safety Knapsacks
Snowslide Safety Knapsacks
The Skadi ABS Avalanche Backpack Increases the Likelihood of Survival
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20
Water Strider Rescue Boats
Water Strider Rescue Boats
Molnarka by Daniel Lorincz is Fit for Saving Struggling Swimmers
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19
Motorized Lifeguard Boards
Motorized Lifeguard Boards
The Titus Marine Rescue Board by Marco De Santi is No Flimsy Float
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18
Inflatable On-Board Rafts
Inflatable On-Board Rafts
The Extendable Lifeboat Compactly Enhances Your Watercraft Safety
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17
Tsunami-Ready Rafts
Tsunami-Ready Rafts
The FloodHopper Should Become a Standard Household Item in Innondated Areas
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16
Gun-Launched Lifesavers
Gun-Launched Lifesavers
The Save Trigger Promises Better Accuracy for Seeking Troubled Swimmers
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15
High-Tech Swim Fins
High-Tech Swim Fins
Lunocet Fins Turn Man Into Michael Phelps
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14
Floating Living Spaces
Floating Living Spaces
The Pontoon Boat Concept '3 RMS, LK Vu' by Jruiter
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13
Accessible Origami Lifeboats
Accessible Origami Lifeboats
The FoldingBoat Concept Safely Equips Home Owners in Flood Zones
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12
Amphibious Surf Autos
Amphibious Surf Autos
The Volkswagen BeachRescue Saves Swimmers' Lives
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11
Emergency Equipped Knapsacks
Emergency Equipped Knapsacks
The Mountain Rescue Splint Pack is Made for Remote Victim Recoveries
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10
Recycled Pop Bottle Boats
Recycled Pop Bottle Boats
This Buoyant Creation is Made From 600 Plastic Bottles
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9
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
First Aid 2.0 Guides the Lifesaver Through a Rescue with its Digital Screen
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8
Emergency Inflatable Mats
Emergency Inflatable Mats
The Fire Rescue Air Cushion is a Compact Self-Saving Device
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Buoyant Eco Abodes
Buoyant Eco Abodes
Feel in Touch with Nature in the Floating Studio Flat
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6
Striking Submersibles
Striking Submersibles
Aqua Compact Watercraft Ready to Dive in Future Underwater Cities
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5
Revolutionary Robotic Lifeguards
Revolutionary Robotic Lifeguards
Rescue Buoy Monitors Swimmers and Seeks Out Those Who Struggle
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4
Emergency Disaster Pods
Emergency Disaster Pods
Life Armor Can Help You Survive Another Hurricane Sandy
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3
Floating Disaster Shelters
Floating Disaster Shelters
The Archelon Emergency Capsule Provides Refuge During Floods
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2
Inflatable Life-Saving Bangles
Inflatable Life-Saving Bangles
Self Rescue Bracelet Expands into an Effective Floatation Device
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Compact Multiuse Survival Gear
Compact Multiuse Survival Gear
Sol Survival Kit Prepares You for the Worst
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