Rapid3D recently got the opportunity to participate in a project with Tangent Design Engineering through the Applied Research and Innovation department at Red Deer College. Our role in the project was to provide an accurate 3D scan of the major components on the inside of the ambulance, front and back.
Next Generation Ambulance Study
A large regional health services provider was exploring the feasibility of building an ambulance from the ground up. One of the major concerns was the enhancement of patient and operator safety and comfort.
Tangent met with emergency medical services personnel, examined historical ambulance designs, and went for a ride-along and tailgate meeting as an immersion into the world of emergency medical services in order to fully understand the issues and identify what the future options might be. As well, starting with a general outline, Tangent laid out a 3D model of an ambulance, and then used advanced 3D scanning technology to scan the interior of an existing ambulance in order to show the effects of any changes that might be made in that space.
Tangent. Problem solved
This process has provided a baseline to pursue development of an improved future ambulance that is now currently in concept development.