Father-daughter duo debut ‘AmbuPod’ microambulance
The solar-powered microambulance can be connected to any vehicle and its high-tech software allows patient information to be sent to doctors
By EMS1 Staff
HYDERABAD, India — A father-daughter duo debuted their "AmbuPod" microambulance that was created to help patients in remote areas.
The Hindu reported that Dr. Lavanian Dorairaj showcased the solar-powered AmbuPod, which can be connected to any type of vehicle for easy navigation, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Dr. Dorairaj’s daughter, Yamini, a psychology graduate, helped him develop the platform, apparatus, which also includes software that allows EMS providers to send doctors patients' information, and a medical kit that has everything necessary for a makeshift clinic.
The AmbuPod is meant to act as a 24/7 ambulance for rural areas, and it can climb through rough terrain and access narrow paths.
“We have applied for a patent and looking for investors to scale up the project,” Yamini said.
@ambupod, one of 5 startups from India invited to exhibit their products @GES2017 by @NITIAayog, to be checked out by @narendramodi & @IvankaTrump. The startup has developed a micro-ambulance which can be carried by a motorcycle. Can prove a boon in inaccessible rural areas pic.twitter.com/Y1W0u5dT1K— Nilesh TNIE (@Nilesh_TNIE) November 28, 2017