Considering the number of natural disasters that have besieged Japan in recent years, it’s perhaps no surprise that a small Japanese company named New Cosmo Power is marketing a capsule (referred to as “Noah,” as in Noah's Ark), which is designed to protect its owner from tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes.
The capsule (made of “enhanced fiberglass”) measures four feet in diameter, can hold up to four (Japanese) adults, and features watertight doors, air vents, and integrated water ballast (to keep it floating upright).
Strangely, Cosmo Power has paid little attention to interior safety features. There appear to be no safety belts or webbing and little, if any, padding. It seems occupants are expected to hang on to the vertical bar while being tossed around like a beach ball, which hardly seems practical. Perhaps the company should send a couple of individuals over Niagara Falls in the Noah, and see how they come through the experience.
New Cosmo Power says it has already secured orders for 700 of the pods.