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Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Michael McDaniel has spent the last eight years creating a rapid response emergency housing system that is unparalleled in the world of disaster relief solutions.

Though there have been competing Rapid Deployment Modules (RDMs) in the works, like Visible Good or Modularflex, McDaniel’s Reaction Housing System prototype, The EXO, stands apart from its opponents through its low-cost, transportability, durability, and its easy-to-assemble “kit of parts” that can have you safe and warm inside its bullet-proof structure in under two minutes. (READ MORE via Fast Company)

This is the kind of innovation that sprouts from sectors of conflict and scarcity from which an urgent imagination can inspire us to rethink disaster response.

Check out THE EXO in the video below.