Armadillo, the health capsule, aims to create a reassuring environment for a person waiting to be rescued.
It is a survival backpack looking like a shell, which includes first aid equipment, a GPS and a light, to be spotted by rescuers easily. It also includes an empty pocket, which can be filled in according to one’s needs.
The user grabs the bag from his house and leave it in order to look for a safer place. He then opens the shell, transforming the backpack into a cocoon in which he can sit in. As the Tuaregs, one can sit still a long time thanks to a belt going around his knees and back. One adult can fit in. The comfortable seat protects the user’s legs from the hard floor. A blanket made out of Goretex with reassuring colors inside allows the user to stay warm and dry, while keeping the sweat from condensing. Parts of the backpack outer color and blanket are reflective to be easily seen by rescuers.
This project is part of the exhibition "Survival" from L’École de design Nantes Atlantique - Salone Internazionale del Mobile à Milan from April 7 to 13, 2014 - Salone Satellite stand B-37.