The INDEMO Project – an innovation and knowledge transfer project for enhancing ambulance design
EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Optimizing ambulance safety and design has not kept pace with innovation for standard passenger vehicles. The safety of the design of an ambulance is dependent on the interplay of 3 dimensions – automotive safety, human factors and ergonomics and clinical care delivery. The Ambulance Safety INnovation DEsign MOdule (INDEMO) project was developed to integrate optimal features that reflect the interrelationship of these disciplines, and to engage the EMS community to adopt these changes. A number of interactive tools were utilized to enhance engagement, including full scale and 1/6 scale interactive models, a ceiling mounted video camera and a telepresence robot.