The Aussiscoop is a lock and release stretcher that LP&A were
asked by Byron to redesign and engineer to cut production costs.
has 10 plates, originally made in metal.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.
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.
- Scoop Strecher.
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.