Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S


The focus for this project is to design and build a new complex stretcher. The background research rendered useful information on different types of ambulance stretchers that are found around the world. The redesigning of the stretcher begins following the specifications and goals set forth by the group, which are to reduce vibrations experienced by the patient, trim down the amount of weight, and simplify user operation while still maintaining a high level of safety, comfort, and patient-centered care. It is decided that the rebuilding of the stretcher will be from the ground up, utilizing lightweight materials, and minimizing the amount of components. The new stretcher employs new designs and features not seen or used on stretches today, while still successfully achieving its objectives.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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