2015  Finalist




Worldwide over 300 natural disasters strike every year, affecting millions of people. Once natural disasters strike, regular communication lines and power lines are often damaged, leaving mobile phones and radios useless, which has huge consequences for response and relief coordination. Reachi is a dedicated communication device developed to be the missing link between professional Red Cross and locally placed volunteers during disaster response. It utilizes a matured mesh technology, guaranteeing signal without the need of vulnerable, physical structures. It is further designed to be disaster proof and runs on solar power. With Reachi, local volunteers are empowered and the professional Red Cross is instantly provided with the missing overview of the crisis and the needs brought by it. With this given information, relief can be prioritized and brought to the right places – in time!