The Drop buoy is designed as a first response to be dropped into natural flood disaster scenarios
where victims are stranded and require professional emergency care.
The project brief given dealt with the need for hand sanitization in natural disaster scenarios.
Large scale flood disasters were chosen as a narrowed focus based on the lack of
designed solutions as well as the unique challenges they pose.
Based on research and initial ideation, it was determined that in order to best meet the needs
of those affected by natural flood disasters, a device was needed which would come to the victim, rather than the victim
travelling to a centralized station. Due to the nature of the disaster, a buoy-type design was pursued.