As natural disasters are seen and felt around the world, so to are relief efforts. More and more, citizens of the world see the inadequacies of tents and trailers offered by aid agencies. Visible Good, a startup that has developed a new type of shelter, is hoping to change the face of relief.
The Rapid Deployment Module (RDM) developed by the company is meant to be light and easy– assembly takes no more than 25 minutes and none of its parts weigh more than 20 pounds. No tools are required for assembly or takedown, and the shelter is said to be able to last for ten years. It has the same amenities as other trailers (locking doors, insulation) but is ultra-portable and innovative. Government aid and military agencies are snatching up prototypes in the hopes that these “smart trailers” will help disaster cleanup and relief become more efficient.