The world has seen its share of catastrophes, and with each one, we learn how to become a little bit more prepared. It’s virtually impossible to foresee everything that might happen, and maybe that is why we are usually so unprepared when something bad actually happens. The world is unpredictable, and it will most likely stay that way until the end of time. What we can do about it is prepare ourselves with tools that can help us out with the rescue work. That’s what this emergency flashlight is all about.
It is dubbed the Flash Communicator and is a tool that could be invaluable when it comes to rescue work. With the entire world helping out when something has really gone wrong, the most common boundaries, and the ones that take the most time, are the language barriers. We all want to help, but if we don’t know what is going on, there is little we can do. This emergency flashlight could change all that in an instant.
The idea behind this emergency flashlight is to utilize the world’s most recognizable language, Morse code. Its usage is basic and straightforward, and it could mean increased speed when it comes to being rescued. You simply click the communicate button (located at the bottom of the flashlight) and speak while pointing it in the direction where you think there are people who can help you. The people or rescue workers can then locate you, but they’ll also instantly know what you are saying and what kind of help you need, if they know Morse code that is.
It’s certainly a breakthrough in the way a victim can communicate over language barriers and still bring in a quick rescue. Tools like these will help increase rescue speed and cut down the time it sometimes takes to administer treatment to a patient. It would be especially useful when victims have internal injuries that they can only express through telling you how they feel. This emergency flashlight concept is dreamed and conceptualized by designer Kim Minsoon and is not yet in production. You have to agree though that the concept is quite impressive, and it could lead to a whole lot more victims being saved in time. This design won the Red Dot Design Award in 2012.