Makerspace indoor
16:00 - 17:00
Tech for Good
Emergency Boxes

Short thesis

Natural disasters can be devastating. In 2010 90,000 people were killed during an earthquake in Hati, in 2015 6,000 in Nepal and in 2016 16,000 in Ecuador. Each time it took emergency services teams more then 24 hours to reach the trapped and injured. Medical teams were challenged by access to effected areas due to road blocks, broken infrastructure and vast geographic distance. At Cadus e.V, we want to change this. In April we will be testing the first ever civilian airdrop. We want to parachute our personnel and specially designed medical boxes into hard to reach areas, shortening the time it takes medical teams to reach the injured and trapped after disaster strikes.


In emergency situations, materials are scarce. We believe that it is important to contain our environmental impact in the areas we are working. Our emergency medical boxes are uniquely designed so they can be used and reused for a range of different things in field. These include shelter, storage and for safety. We invite workshop participants to learn about the unique design and then share ideas on how else our boxes can be used. We are looking for ideas, outside the box!