LAGA GEMPA, Disaster Marker Light from UB Students

Four students from the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FT UB) have a new innovation, namely LAGA GEMPA (Earthquake Ready Lights) as an Automatic Early Warning System in earthquake zone areas.

Team leader, Yusuf Yuaniar explained that these findings could help people save themselves more quickly from the dangers of earthquakes.

“With an alarm sound that can reach two to three bedrooms so that fatalities due to earthquake disasters can be reduced,” he said.

In addition, this tool can also be used as a night light with a warm white color with a trapezoidal prism design which can add to the aesthetics of the room.

He added that using a rechargeable Li-ion 18650 battery can save costs.

“Having 13,000mAh of power, this tool can run all day and can be recharged for eight hours,” he said.

This innovation is included in the Student Creativity Program, namely the National Student Science Week (PIMNAS) organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia. This innovation has succeeded in obtaining funding and is currently in the marketing stage for the sale of LAGA GEMPA products.

Team Photo

The team consisting of Cyril Wahyu Dwi Anugrah (Electrical Engineering), M. Fajar Arif (Electrical Engineering), and Deca Melani (Regional and City Planning) succeeded in proving a new breakthrough in providing first warnings before an earthquake occurs.

“This tool has been marketed through educational institutions, boarding houses and earthquake-prone areas. “This location requires a first warning to mitigate earthquake disasters,” said Yusuf

This tool has been used in the areas of Malang City, Cianjur, Jogja, Aceh, Probolinggo and surrounding areas. Moreover, this tool was also ordered directly by educators from the United Kingdom (UK) as a comparison of competent tools in mitigating earthquake disasters.

“Currently we are opening pre-orders and have marketed them through freelancers in Aceh, Jogja, Lombok, Bogor, Probolinggo, Malang and surrounding areas.”

This tool is sold for IDR 400 thousand for one lamp, with the advantage of being able to detect earthquakes ranging from low, medium to high vibrations accompanied by different alarm sounds. (*/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)