To spend the holiday in the mountains is an increasing interest, but more people implies more accidents and the rescue is extremely important in these tough situations and remote environments. Today there are ca 300 mountain rescue missions in Sweden every year. The major problem with mountain rescue is the hypothermia for the injured person which is caused by the long waiting time for the rescue team to arrive. This because of heavy and ponderous equipment and location and access difficulties. Furthermore to safely transport the injured person the whole way to the hospital is a problem. My vision was to improve the total rescue process at the mountains.
The result is Rescue link, a concept consisting both a stretcher and a phone application that combined reduces the risk for hypothermia of the injured person, facilitates the transport of the injured and simplifies the rescue chain.