The Singapore Civil Defence Force has come up with an in-house solution to evacuating mass casualties in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.
Rather than having two first responders carry one litter, the Motorized Casualty Scooter allows one operator to transport two victims, according to its inventor, Jalil Montel, a member of the service.
The scooter uses an 800-watt battery-operated rechargeable motor. A fully charged scooter can cover 13 kilometers and can reach speeds of 15 kilometers per hour. A new set of batteries can be swapped out within two minutes, he said.
It is also fully collapsible so it can be stored in trucks or ambulances.