Saving our Lifesavers

Other project members: Emilie Forsmark and Felicia Palmqvist Nordling


This seat is the result of a collaboration project with the Swedish National Association for Ambulance Nurses, and our class at Konstfack University.

We were able to join the Uppsala ambulance paramedic team during a day of call-outs to observe design improvement areas inside the ambulance. During the speedy ambulance call-outs, we noticed that the paramedics in the care space constantly had to unbuckle themselves to reach the patient as well as their equipment. The paramedics had to continuously choose between their own safety or doing their job, and it was clear that a regular car seat was neither work-friendly nor safe in the ambulance care spaceā€¦