German City Installs 'Ulmer Nests' Sleeping Pods For Homeless people

Posted by Editorial Staff in News On 16th February 2021
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Futuristic insulated sleep pods have been installed in a German city to shelter homeless people on cold winter nights.

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German City Installs Sleeping Pods for Homeless people

On 8 January, the units were installed known as' Ulmer Nests.' by the official ULM about 75 miles west of Munich to provide shelter for homeless people during the cold winter.

A spokesman said that these pods are made up of steel and wood, were put in parks and other places to provide shelters. The pods have been equipped with thermal insulation to shield from wind and cold. One enough for two individuals. The sensors are triggered when they are in use and no cameras there. People behind the project announced that they had eventually been rolled out due to the weather's worst condition.

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The group wrote about pods on Facebook, 'Today, the two Ulm nests were repositioned - unfortunately due to corona with delay, but just in time for the freezing nights. We hope to repeat last year's positive feedback to provide a supplementary measure regarding the existing frostbite protection in Ulm in the long term'.

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About the improvements, the group wrote that 'We improved internal thermal isolation and took measures to optimize the climate (less moisture + warmer air). The nests are now equipped with solar panels, which allows (at least) energy neutral use during the day. Further energy-saving measures are in the works'.

The pods don't depend upon the mobile network and are connected to the Ulmer LoRa-Wan-IoT-wireless network. It is a long term plan to depend upon the LoRa-Wan-IoT-wireless network.

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The page wrote, 'The locking and the corresponding mechanisms have been completely revised and now offer easier operation and more interaction options for all involved.'

Flaco Pross, who built the pods, said that 'They are much easy to use, and people don't need to fill any forms to register before using it.'

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The pods were shaped with sensors that pick up whenever pods are opened and closed. If a user is still there the next day, any group member goes down to check on the pod and assist them. The charity members also prevent any damage in pods and restore them for re-use.

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The main goal is to provide shelter to needy and homeless people without any charge in cold winter. So, think about this idea and allow charity for contact.

The pod in the early design stages
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