To give homeless people a place to protect themselves from the wind and cold, the sleeping pods installed in public places are very innovative and have been equipped with thermal insulation systems too.
COVID-19 has equally hit the people all over the world while the ones who suffered extremely were the ones who had no place to quarantine themselves or had no homes and were greatly endangered by the pandemic, the harsh weather and the declining financial situation.
Germany has introduced insulation pods for such homeless people who have to go through the harsh weather conditions like snow storms and winds. So recently, this German city, Ulm has built a series of pods so these people can be able to sleep peacefully.
The pods are known as "Ulmer Nest", made of wood and steel, having the capacity of letting two people and a pet sleep with some luggage too. These are placed in parks and other places, with some social distancing rules too. Although this idea emerged back in 2018 but the pods were finally placed earlier this January. As due to COVID last year the installation was delayed in the city.
To shield the homeless from the extreme weather outside like wind and cold, the beds placed inside have been equipped with thermal insulation. The outer cover has solar panels to generate power and send heat inside.
Also the privacy of people is not at all compromised and there are no cameras, and when the pod is in use, sensors are triggered. And a notification is sent to a shelter house.
This initiative is so kind and doesn't require any signing up procedures or any kind of humiliation to the homeless. And they can easily avail this opportunity.