Future ambulances taking shape
The designs are the result of a two-year Government funded project called Healthcare On The Move, which put money forward for designers to envisage some of the most innovative, life-saving vehicles imaginable. Ideas include an ambulance with ejector seats to help paramedics move quickly, a vehicle with a detachable shell to increase treatment space (and that can be left at the scene of an accident), and one with a main compartment crafted in silicon so it can be adapted to suit different emergencies.
Rob Thompson, a designer at the Royal College of Art, said: “Our students are designing for top manufacturers like Mercedes and BMW. We've got designs which show how you can take a slice of hospital into the community.”
The Healthcare On The Move exhibition is open to the public until April 8 at the Royal College of Art, London.