German City Installs Sleep Pods for People Experiencing Homelessness
The city of Ulm launched a creative program to help the homeless find emergency shelter at night and 6 entrepreneurs and technical experts rose to the challenge. They created a series of sleeping capsules, or ‘nests,’ that are perfect for those who are very reluctant to go to traditional shelters. The capsules allow the homeless to get some sleep, as well as to stay warm in winter when it’s incredibly dangerous to be outside. The pods can fit up to two people and can also be locked, ensuring full safety.