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It is important for "disaster products" to be reachable when they are really necessary. They therefore should not be kept in a special place, but be always visible and recognized by everyone even in daily life. Tsumikimetto is a soft and light building block made of polyurethane foam covered with fleece fabric, with which kids can usually play. But in an emergency it can be separated into two parts; one, being turned inside-out, becomes a head protector and another is a mini bag, both of which are useful for safe sheltering. It can also be expected that this system lowers kids' anxiety caused by disaster by the association with the daily fun.
Tohoku Institute of Technology