DHS Aussiscoop.


The Aussiscoop is a lock and release stretcher that LP&A were asked by Byron to redesign and engineer to cut production costs.

Each stretcher has 10 plates, originally made in metal. LP&A had to redesign the plates for production in plastic, find a raw material that would not be affected by a wide range of cleaning products and human discharges, ensure that the plates would not move on the metal claw frame and if possible develop a raw material that would also be translucent to allow for x-rays to be taken with the patient on the stretcher.

We met all the objectives, designing a new profile for the frame, ensuring that it would be comfortable for the bearers to grip, developing a suitably rigid and translucent raw material with the assistance of our materials science associate company and ensuring that the whole stretcher would be light, strong, rigid and easy to clean.

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Aussiscoop - Scoop Strecher.

Whilst not traditionally a spinal unit the Aussiscoop is so rigid it is considered by many emergency services as a superior spinal unit for immobilisation and transfer of suspected spinal cases. The scoop also features low profile design, multiple attachment points and simple to use lock and release mechanisms.

 

 

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