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Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest" 

A German city resorted to implementing an innovative idea to shelter the homeless during the cold winter nights, by installing "isolated sleeping capsules" to serve as miniature shelters for those who live without shelter during harsh weather conditions.

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"


According to news reports, the city of "Ulm", located 75 miles west of "Munich", the third largest city in Germany, prepared sleeping capsules called "Ulmer Nest" on January 8th in public parks and other places where homeless people sleep; Sleeping capsules or cabinets, made of wood and steel, provide protection against cold, wind and humidity, and are equipped with a thermal insulation feature and ensure the continuation of the flow of fresh air, and each sleeping capsule can accommodate two people maximum.


According to a post shared on the official page of this initiative on "Facebook", that this year witnessed a delay in installing sleeping capsules, but they became available in time for the freezing nights.


The officials responsible for the development of "Ulmer Nest" indicated that it has undergone some improvements and redesign to ensure its suitability for long-term use, expressing their hope that the sleeping capsules will provide some protection and safety for those who need it most in "Ulm".


It is noteworthy that sleeping capsules were made available for the first time to those who sleep in harsh weather conditions two years ago, and now they provide improved internal thermal insulation that guarantees less moisture and more warmth, in addition to that they come equipped with solar panels and connected to a radio network that allows their users to communicate without relying on mobile networks And improvements have also been made to the locking mechanism to allow for greater ease of use.


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"Flaco Bruce", designer of sleeping capsules, stressed that its users do not have to make any paperwork to be able to enter it, and each capsule is equipped with a motion sensor that alerts a team of social workers when opening or closing it, and there are no cameras inside the sleeping capsules, which helps in Preserving the identity of its users, and in the event that any of the capsules are damaged, a social services organization in the city of Ulm undertakes to repair and clean them so that they are available for use the next night.

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"

Sleeping capsules ... a German city applies an innovative idea to protect the homeless from the bitter cold "Ulmer Nest"


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