How best to rescue an accident victim in an isolated environment in Quebec?
When a person is involved in a wilderness accident in Quebec, they are often stranded in the middle of nowhere. In the province, few locations are accessible by road and helicopter rescue remains rare. Yet the majority of interventions are carried out by land. Firefighters and paramedics are confronted with a challenging context, especially when transporting the victim.
Air-mat. is a lightweight, innovative and agile device. This inflatable stretcher is transported in the deflated position. When the object is deployed, the victim is placed on it and transported safely to the nearest hospital.
"Air-mat brings a new solution to a real need where people’s lives are at stake."
"Creating a project that makes sense in Studio Montreal sometimes means having to move up a scale. In this case, it is the whole territory of Quebec that has immersed Malo in the issue in question.
Air-mat brings a new solution to a real need where people’s lives are at stake. Its innovative aspect lies in the adaptation of an existing technology to another field, with a perfectly adapted response to the context. Without being disruptive, Air-mat breaks with the conventions of the sector. The project offers a more agile solution than the existing ones and allows for improved victim care by being easily incorporated into the normal operation of the emergency services.
The project is based on data collected from experts and in the field. Malo rigorously applied an iterative design methodology. By taking into account the singularity of a specific and local project, Malo was able to develop an effective and complete response to the problem. Once the right answer has been found, imagining how to adapt it to other contexts becomes easy."
Julie Le Ster - Teaching Manager Master's ProgramInternational Design Strategy, Le Studio Montréal
This project was selected as part of Design L'Expo 2021 and was exhibited at La Cale 2 Créateurs from 4 December 2021 to 27 February 2022.
Designer : Malo Sahores
Designer & Industrial Designer at Quechua, Decathlon Group, Passy, France
2020 - 2021 (4 months):
Designer at LivingSafe, Montreal, Canada
2020 (2 months):
Designer at Courant Plus, Montreal, Canada
2019 - 2020 (1yr +):
Industrial Designer at TriStar Multicopters, Montreal, Canada
2019 - 2021:
Master's program in International Design Strategy, Montreal Studio at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France
2016 - 2019:
Bachelor's program in Industrial Design at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France
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