joris de groot + abdurrahman develop disaster-proof radio backpack joris de groot + abdurrahman develop disaster-proof radio backpack
dec 27, 2016

joris de groot + abdurrahman develop disaster-proof radio backpack

 

indonesian journalist iman abdurrahman and dutch studio joris de groot join forces to create a radio backpack that can broadcast live from areas during any disasters. this project is part of the age of wonderland initiative which brings together international creatives to collaborate, share knowledge and create social change across the globe.


the radio backpack is designed as part of the age of wonderland initiative 

 

 

as part of the age of wonderland initiative by baltan laboratories, hivos and the dutch design foundation, studio joris de groot is responsible for the design and development of the backpack. ultimately, it would include a mini radio station powered by long-lasting batteries and mini solar panels, as well as a mini database that makes accessible any necessary information to predict upcoming disasters — such as tsunamis and volcano outbursts. according to the studio, the backpack radio station can be a life saver for people living in one of the remote communities of indonesia who have no access to information or communication through ICT.


the backpack can be a life saver during natural disasters, especially in remote communities of indonesia

 

 

the backpack is made out of waterproof and fireproof lightweight aramid materials, normally used in extremely protective fire fighting suits. in this design process, de groot collaborates with TenCate, world leader in the production of protective fabrics.


a compact design allows all equipment to be packed effectively and quickly 


detail view on the closure section of the design 


innovative aramid material is normally used in extremely protective fire fighting suits 


the backpack: mini radio station, powered by long-lasting batteries and mini solar panels, as well as a mini database


the material is both waterproof and fireproof, making it highly effective in any extreme emergencies

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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