Redesign of Medical Stretcher for Special Operation Pararescue Jumpers
Interim rept. Nov 2011-Dec 2013
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) WARFIGHTER INTERFACE DIVISION/BATTLESPACE ACOUSTICS BRANCH
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The AFRL developed a prototype medical stretcher for use by the Air Force Special Operations Command based on a crowd-sourced concept that would reduce the time to remove an injured soldier from the battlefield to improve his survivability. This concept was for a small lightweight inflatable stretcher with wheels that uses material in commercial inflatable kayaks. Problems were identified with this approach and several redesigns were made with the intention of building a prototype system that could be tested by the user community for acceptability and ease of use.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies