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Open-Close Stretcher / Stretcher

Open-Close Stretcher
Open-Close Stretcher

Open-close Protective Stretcher is a new kind of stretcher which can prevent the casualty from secondary injury in the process of rescue operation to the maximum extent. The stretcher does not change the overall shape of the traditional stretcher, but merely splits the stretcher into the head and body of the two-part structure. The body part uses a scissors-like open-close structure that allows for the possibility of transferring a wounded person to a stretcher without moving position. There is no need to vacate the patient's body during the process of moving, so the casualty pain is alleviated and the second injury is avoided effectively.


Dalian Nationalities University

Dalian Minzu University
Dalian, China

Zheng Zhang,
Dalian Minzu University

Si Liu,
Dalian Minzu University

Lanting Zhao,
Dalian Minzu University

Shuting Mai,
Dalian Minzu University

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