Team Members: Inbal Epstein, Tak Yau, Susanna Ly, Arthur King
Capstone Client: Rai Vohra, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF – Fresno
Purpose: Many developing countries lack both pre-hospital resources (e.g. ambulances) and the infrastructure for automobiles, making it difficult to administer healthcare to injured individuals. Our team worked to develop an adaptable patient transportation system which is low cost, durable and can traverse a variety of terrains for use in Haiti and Nepal. We developed a cart system with a removable stretcher and a flexible hitch to attach it to different transport methods like a bike, mule, or motorcycle. The system is designed to be built with readily available materials, such as bamboo and bicycle wheels.