The Bionic Hydration Backpack Collects Moisture for Desert Drinking

 - May 18, 2015
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This peculiar-looking hydration backpack gets its eccentric form from the insect that inspired it. Hailing from the desert, the Fogstand Beetle is capable to accumulating moisture beneath its shell, and this process is precisely what Olcay Tuncay Karabulut intended to emulate with the Bionic Portable Water Storage Unit.

Designed to be clipped onto a knapsack, the handy reservoir passively collects water droplets from morning dew and during fogs. The bumpy casing protects the H2O from contamination and leads it down a tube so that the hiker can take convenient sips with the bag still on his back.

What this product demonstrates is how much engineers and designers always have to learn from nature's resourceful processes. A beetle-inspired hydration backpack becomes passive means of lifesaving liquid collection.