Multi-purpose bench also acts as an emergency lifeboat

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Paddles for useSafety-orientated innovations are naturally highly sought after by rescue workers and governments alike. This handheld location tracker that helps monitor the locations of at risk individuals is just one example of such an innovation spotted by Springwise already. Another is the connected highway system that seeks to increase driving safety. Now a multi-purpose pod could be a simple yet vital addition to flood defences in remote regions. The POD, designed by student Kin Pan Lo of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is at first glance a bench during everyday life. Yet when an emergency strikes and a flood is…

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