After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Shoji Tanaka decided to invent something to help people survive the next disaster.

The "Noah" pod is a small sphere that you can climb into when the world is crashing and splashing down around you.

If a tsunami washes you away, you can ride the wave high and dry, scrunched up into a little floating ball.

It's bright yellow, so rescuers can more easily spot it.

Tanaka's company already has orders for hundreds of the floatation devices.

Here's a link to the video from Reuters.