- Healing Bench
Process: Roto-Molded Polyethylene
The Healing Bench is an articulating piece of equipment that converts from a backpack to an operating bench with the capacity to hold a blanket and medical kit. The bench option allows for a flat, cleanable operating surface as well as a seat whenever necessary. Straps made from 5cm webbing help secure the bench legs when open and convert to a backpack for convenient mobility. The fleece blanket is used for patients being treated and doubles as a back pad when in backpack mode.
Due to the recent number of natural disasters, I chose to design a piece of equipment that could help the relief workers who navigate these harsh conditions. These workers face a series of problems such as how to carry their tools, lack of a clean area to treat patients and the ability to work hands-free. These are men and women who risk their lives to help people in need. Practicality is not only useful, but also essential.