The Emergency Inflatable bed tent is a fully enclosed sleeping compartment that in minutes anyone can blow up.
The Emergency Inflatable Bed Tent is a revolutionary new idea that incorporates both an inflatable tent and inflatable mattress as one easy and indestructible and wind proof sleeping compartment. The POD is compact and can be easily shipped anywhere in the world to disaster victims and or emergency workers. In addition, numerous configurations and sizes allows it to be used as a hospital bed, a crib or even a quarantine area. Additional netting allows it to be used in very hot weather and can protect users from bugs and mosquito’s. The pod can also be used for camping and in home use for guests who want a little privacy with easy one step setup.
The Emergency Inflatable tent bed idea came from my own disaster experience. In 2003 when living in San DiegoI lost my home and a lot I owned to what they called the San Diego wild fires. To this day I remember being told by FEMA to head on down to Jack Murphy Stadium (now QUALCOM stadium) and to bring a tent and an inflatable mattress. We could stay there until more permanent arrangements could be made. FEMA would provide the food and water .We were expected to provide the bed and tent. I was lucky because I had friends and never went but from what I heard the stadium was packed. I always wondered where thousands of people were supposed to go get a tent and inflatable mattress ? A couple of years later after hearing about the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the Haiti disaster I kept thinking how were disaster victims down there suppose to find their own tent and inflatable mattress if I couldn’t find one in San Diego in 2003.. At that time I decided to work on the idea.
What the world needed was an inflatable tent with an inflatable mattress inside it.
We have built several prototypes to prove the concept works. In order to build a finished model we need to purchase either a million dollar machine or go to a manufacture that can build the finished model.
In order to keep cost down, the manufacturer charges a base fee for a fifteen unit minimum. These fifteen units are very expensive: $10,000 total. Once the design is finished and large orders are made the price levels will go down by 70%.
We would have to travel to the manufacturer and spend about a month working with them on the design aspects and to make sure production costs and quality standards are adhered to.
We will give away several models to those who donate and we will use several to use as demo models.
Once we have several finished models we can then approach FEMA and other disaster relief organizations with the idea.
Use of tipping point funds: In order for a manufacturer to commit to building this project in what they call a short run I must commit to 15 of these units. I must also travel to the factory and oversee the prototype design and this will take several weeks.
Use of total goal funds: Additional funds will be used to make 3 dozen miniature models for sales presentations. Remaining funds will be used for travel to present this product to government agencies.