It was July 16, 1990, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Luzon and took thousands of lives. There have been several earthquake drills to ensure we are knowledgeable and ready when “the time” comes. But, most of the time, these things happen when we least expect it. For example, when are asleep.
As luck would have it, another brilliant concept that could save thousands of lives was invented – an earthquake-proof bed.
As stated in the article published by DailyMail.co.uk (among others) this design was conceptualized and patented by Chinese inventor Wang Wenxi in 2010.
Although, the details and other specifications are missing, like where will the person exit once the debris falls on the lid and locks them in, it is nevertheless helpful when an earthquake hits (God forbid) the Philippines.
The bed, as described in the video, has a large metallic box with a mattress on top. The key indicator for it to close is when the floor shakes due to an earthquake. Furthermore, the bed has enough space for emergency items like flashlights, masks, medical supplies, water, food, and more.
Watch the video and find out more about this “anti-earthquake” bed.
Source: Around The World
Admittedly, I have so many questions in mind, like: “what if the kids were just jumping on top of the bed, will it sink?” how much weight would it carry? For example, “what if my kids want to sleep in the bed with me?”
While it was mentioned in the article about the accuracy of this invention, I am still hopeful this is sturdy enough to save lives. Because, this is definitely another remarkable invention, so to speak.
So, how much do you think this cost? Do you think this would be helpful?