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Water Ball Rescuers were designed as an effective way to provide water to survivors of an earthquake who are trapped under the rubble. Rescue teams usually start watering the collapsed buildings within 72 hours, but survivors have no way of collecting the flowing water. Water Ball Rescuers are small and easy to roll so that they can get through the debris. An isotonic drink is encapsulated in the soft shell and all the survivors need to do is to bite the balls open. Water Ball Rescuers also bear a fluorescent red cross so that they can be easily identified in the dark and survivors know that help is on the way.
National Cheng Kung University
Tai-Shun Huang, Chung-Huai Mao, I-Ting Hsu, Yune-Yu Cheng