Flamingo is the project for the building of a bike-ambulance, developed by Marta Alice Fattorossi and Francesco Trabucco, for the developing countries. An ambulance suitable for roads which traditional ambulances cannot use.
Flamingo, connected to any simple bike, allows the transportation of the patient to the nearest hospital, letting the driver monitor the patient constantly.
Thanks to the generous sponsors of the crowdfunding campaign held in February 2016 it has been possible to create the first prototype to validate the project.
The project was developed in response to a request made by the Danish Association INNOAID and the association Project for People ONLUS collaborated on the project.
The current design was conceived by the designer Marta lice Fattorossi and by Professor Francesco Trabucco who are also the inventors of the linking hook of the ambulance to the bike patented by Politecnico di Milano.
Flamingo innovation consists in its flexibility. In fact, depending on the necessities Flamingo can be used:
Flamingo has been designed to be made of materials, resources and technologies that can be easily found in
lthe ocal areas (bikes, tubes, and structures in pvc, etc.) according to the culture and the customs of the country. The fact that it is easy to use, cheap to produce, and its maintenance can be made locally allow this project to be carried out by giving jobs to the local workers.
PROJECT LEADERS: Elena Perondi e Marta Alice Fattorossi
SIT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: SITMilano
PROJECT TYPE: Research and innovation project
MAIN BENEFICIARIES: Poor populations living in rural areas with unpaved roads
AREAS: Economics & Management, Design
COUNTRY: Italy / abroad