Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Terra Earthquake Detector Warns of Tremors Before they Hit

 - Oct 25, 2018
References: behance.net & dezeen
Designed by students from Sweden's Umeå Institute of Design, the Terra earthquake detector is a minimal, low-cost earthquake alarm that serves as a source of calm during non-destructive incidents. Crafted with residents of the Ring of Fire in mind, the device expertly blends into people's homes and is affordable enough for lower income communities to access. According to the makers, the Terra earthquake detector "increases awareness and reduces panic in countries vulnerable to earthquakes."

The device works by responding to an earthquake's non-destructive primary waves, which generally travel at a higher velocity and can be detected a minute before the destructive secondary waves. After these waves are detected and sent out by seismographic institutions, the Terra earthquake detector will warn people of its estimated arrival and anticipated strength.

Image Credit: Umeå Institute of Design