The Project aims to tackle Nepal’s extreme variations in geographical terrain which makes the availability of basic amenities and healthcare highly inaccessible in many areas.It aspires to provide some innovative and functional solutions as well as redesign some indigenous solutions for patient mobility during medical emergencies. It hopes to address the essential needs, comfort and safety of the patients during their transport to health posts and hospitals, as well as cater to the healthcare volunteers in relation to the carrying comfort and convenience over an extended period; in order to provide the least painful experience to both the parties.
The research was profoundly dependent on travel and interactions with the people who are directly related to healthcare in Nepal. Only through several visits to the hilly regions, villages and districts, could I start to identify and validate some of the problems faced, that were brought to light during the intensive one-to-one interviews with healthcare professionals and volunteers.
Keeping in mind the pain points of the patients, followed by volunteers and healthcare professionals who form most of the Stakeholder population, ideations, iterations and possible solutions hoping to address those issues were formulated.
Healthcare, Nepal, Patient mobility, Road access, Rural community