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preEpac - Prehospital Emergency pack

Tobiasson, Anders (2011) In DIploma work
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this project was to investigate the work of paramedics and to realize the need for improvement in their practice by identifying possible means of enhancing their equipment. I began this project by conducting extensive research on the subject and sought to improve my understanding of the knowledge I gained from this by conducting a series of field studies. These field studies helped me to analyze how paramedics work and how they utilize equipment in their daily work. This thorough analysis led to the development of three concepts of backpacks designed for paramedics. Through close contact with experts and with the understanding gained from a function analysis, I was able choose a direction and to continue to develop my final... (More)
The aim of this project was to investigate the work of paramedics and to realize the need for improvement in their practice by identifying possible means of enhancing their equipment. I began this project by conducting extensive research on the subject and sought to improve my understanding of the knowledge I gained from this by conducting a series of field studies. These field studies helped me to analyze how paramedics work and how they utilize equipment in their daily work. This thorough analysis led to the development of three concepts of backpacks designed for paramedics. Through close contact with experts and with the understanding gained from a function analysis, I was able choose a direction and to continue to develop my final concept. I received further assistance from experts in the bag industry to make decisions regarding color, technical features and graphics. This solution to the identified problems gained the attention of a Chinese company which finally aided me in making a functional, full-scale backpack prototype.
In this project, I have focused on the design perspective of the paramedics rather than the patient as many have done in the past when considering the design of medical equipment. I have created a bag that is more clearly and effectively organized, which will hopefully reduce time in the search for equipment which could mean the difference of a few lifesaving seconds. The bag affords greater ergonomic advantage for paramedics than the hand-held solutions available today. The use of this backpack will enable paramedics to work more quickly and more efficiently in order to help those in need of emergency care. (Less)
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author
Tobiasson, Anders
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Backpack, portable, textile, paramedic, intuitive, weather protection
publication/series
DIploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/EX-10/50127-SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
2174077
date added to LUP
2011-10-14 13:55:22
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2011-10-14 13:55:22
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  abstract     = {The aim of this project was to investigate the work of paramedics and to realize the need for improvement in their practice by identifying possible means of enhancing their equipment. I began this project by conducting extensive research on the subject and sought to improve my understanding of the knowledge I gained from this by conducting a series of field studies. These field studies helped me to analyze how paramedics work and how they utilize equipment in their daily work. This thorough analysis led to the development of three concepts of backpacks designed for paramedics. Through close contact with experts and with the understanding gained from a function analysis, I was able choose a direction and to continue to develop my final concept. I received further assistance from experts in the bag industry to make decisions regarding color, technical features and graphics. This solution to the identified problems gained the attention of a Chinese company which finally aided me in making a functional, full-scale backpack prototype.
In this project, I have focused on the design perspective of the paramedics rather than the patient as many have done in the past when considering the design of medical equipment. I have created a bag that is more clearly and effectively organized, which will hopefully reduce time in the search for equipment which could mean the difference of a few lifesaving seconds. The bag affords greater ergonomic advantage for paramedics than the hand-held solutions available today. The use of this backpack will enable paramedics to work more quickly and more efficiently in order to help those in need of emergency care.},
  author       = {Tobiasson, Anders},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  keyword      = {Backpack,portable,textile,paramedic,intuitive,weather protection},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {DIploma work},
  title        = {preEpac - Prehospital Emergency pack},
  year         = {2011},
}