TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian Engineer Invents Device for Alarming Earthquake. An Iranian computer engineer has invented a device for alarming the approximate time and place of earthquake which can save the lives of people.
On the occasion of the National Day of Safety Against Earthquake and also devastating 2003 Bam Earthquake anniversary, Middle East Knowledge Management Institute held a press conference under the banner of “Futures Studies of Earthquake Crisis Management” where the Iranian engineer unveiled its invention of a device for detection and warning of the approximate time and place of the possible earthquake.
Farhad Samandari, the Iranian talent and engineer, addressing the participants in the presser delved into details of his invention and said he has patented his invention but he needs the government support for its launch. He said that this system of warning will be based on the animal senses, adding that snake and fish have strong senses of feeling the danger and any developments in the earth, and his system will function based on this sense and by implanting special sensors in snake and fish or any other animal which has strong sense of feeling the threats.
He went on to say that by the launch of a data center, it will get the signals from the certain animals with implanted sensors and then will transfer it to the crisis management headquarters for further actions.
He admitted that his invention and idea is waiting for financial support to be launched because such devices are necessary for the country which is located on the earthquake belt.
Meanwhile, addressing the presser, official in the public participation of Tehran City Council Mr. Talebinejad called for organizing participation of the people during the crisis like earthquake. He added that even the National Crisis Management Headquarters is shocked and loses its control during the earthquake. He said we are in the 21th Century and we cannot stick to the old traditional public participation and the country needs a modern and organized way of public participation during the crisis. He reiterated that five factors of culture, body, logistic, norms and determination of the executor of the program are important in the public participation and as long as this participation is not organized, all efforts will be in vain.
Then Mr. Maziar Mir, for his part, talked about the principles of the crisis management and said since the country is located on the earthquake belt, the education is very important for such critical time. He admitted that education in this regard is very weak in the country and hailed Iranian scientists like Mr. Samandari who sacrifice themselves for the success of the country. He then called for education and deployment of crisis management offices in any part of the country.
Dr. Zolfaghari was the other speaker in this presser who called for supporting the knowledge-based and start-ups companies for tackling this issue and preparing the country for any disaster.
Majlis lawmaker Mr. Nikzad also criticized the bodies which are in charge of managing crisis and called for improvement of their performance. He went on to say that since 2003 that Bam earthquake happened and killed thousands of people, one can still see rubbles and wreckage of that disaster in the city. By the way he said people of Bam despite all problems are ready to host tourists from any part of the country.