20.10.2022 - Life science, Technology

World's first public storm simulator is Latvian invention

Beat the Storm allows experiencing a category two hurricane in a safe, controlled environment. The storm simulator is now open at the Universe Science Park in Nordborg, Denmark. Latvian founder Ingus Augstkalns told global media that the company’s goal is to raise awareness of nature through play. 

The experience sees players enter a room, which they have to cross on foot, facing ever stronger winds, to press a button at the other end to mark the finish. Players can compete with themselves or each other. Inside, the winds can reach speeds of up to 130 kph. The speeds vary depending on the players’ age, which can be four to 80 years. 

Not only does the simulator serve an educational purpose for the public benefit, but also for the military and rescue services. A dedicated simulator allows carrying out training sessions for specialists to learn how to work in high wind conditions. 

Beat the Storm is a participant of the business incubation programme of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. The company offers to buy the attraction in the form of modular units. Their aim is to establish 100+ locations around the world.

Source: Lelde Benke (labsoflatvia.com). Publicity photo.

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