Emergency Medical Stretcher
Inspired by observing the process of transporting the patients.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Lenify is a collapsible emergency stretcher that can eliminate the chance to occur secondary injury by lifting up the patients onto the stretcher. The smart handle structure inside is able to extend and lock at the same time. This unique structure makes this emergency device feasible to protect patients more.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The first major problem I want to solve is the secondary injury of moving the patient onto the stretcher. Through observation of the current products on the market. Most of the stretchers need to lift the patients up first. This action might highly hurt the patients again. To solve this problem, I divided the stretcher into three parts by the human proportion. This product can avoid lifting up the patients by sliding the parts beneath human body.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in July 2011 and finalize in April 2012. Whole process was done in Art Center College of Design.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The parts of this product are made of aluminum alloy casting and extrusion then assemble to finish.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimension - 90"(length) x 27"(width) x 3.6"(height)
Emergency Stretcher, Medical Device, Functional Design, Constructive Design, Industrial Design
Through knowing the problem of current stretchers on the market by testing different products. I tried to figure out the solution by sketching and mockup.
The most challenge of this concept is the structure to assemble the parts. To achieve this challenge, I had designed an unique handle structure inside. This final design combined the real function and protective form to provide patients a better way of moving their body.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Ta-Chin Danny Lin, 2012.