Except for a math major, few people know what a “hypocycloid” mechanism is — let alone what it entails. Also known as a progressive cavity pump, it uses small cavities to push water upwards and out of the LifePump™ from deep underground. With this technology, Design Outreach’s LifePump provides clean water access in difficult locations.
Design Outreach asked SonSet Solutions to design and build a portable display LifePump, which shows the pump’s inner workings.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.” But the benefits of this display-only pump are intended for “Seeing is understanding.” The cut-away design could enable officials in developing countries to grasp the LifePump’s simple but effective design, helping speed its in-country acceptance and delivery to needy areas. It also helps with funding. One donor has expressed an interest in having a display model for their office, so they can quickly and easily communicate with others how the LifePump works.
Building a tool that promotes the LifePump is important to us because we know that providing clean water access is a stepping stone to communicating the gospel to people in need of a Savior.