Location: Mukilteo, WA United States
Company: Survival Capsule LLC
Number of times previously entering contest: 1
Favorite design and analysis tools: MSC Nastran & Patran
Hobbies and activities: Hiking, Swiming, Going to the Beach.
Online communities: http://www.youtube.com/user/SurvivalCapsule
Inspired by: The capsule was initially thought of whilst weekending on the Oregon Coast, USA. Off the Oregon coast is a 500 mile Cascadia fault which has produced many Tsunamis in the past. After the Indonesian Indian ocean Tsunami I was very much aware of the danger existing off shore. So I concept-ed a personal safety system for my family and I. The Indonesian Tsunami killed almost a quarter of a million people. The Tsunami is a very real threat. So saving lives is my inspiration. You may live in a Tsunami free area but you could take a vacation in an exposed region of the world and not even know it!!
You can see our Tsunami Survival Capsule in the May 2014 Edition of the Popular Mechanics magazine