Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

It’s the modern times and in urban areas we are just a phone call away from the nearest emergency medical service. However in the remote regions of the desert-scape Flying Doctors are not always available. How do you get the necessary First Aid? No worries, design student Fresch has it all figured out with his emergency dromedary concept that sees the trusty old camel of the chieftain coming to aid with a doc in tow!

This camel-trotting concept involves a “baja” and a “seji”. The baja is a lightweight contraption that can seat the respected doctor, and the seji is a framework structure that is essentially meant for the sick person but can also double up as an equipment carrier. Using a plug-in system, the necessary transformation from a box carrier to a stretcher happens in a jiffy.

A little bit of use of technology is essential however, you will need to call the doc on his phone to summon him; the camel-baja outfit along with the inbuilt GPS system then track you and hurry on to administer the First Aid.

Designer: Frederic Schwab

    25 Comments

    • Luke says:

      It certainly looks like a good idea, but would a camel hauling a small clinic be able to get to the patient with due promptness?

      Further, why a doctor and not a paramedic or three? This is a first aid system after all, isn’t it?

    • cris ampp says:

      First of all, sorry by my english.

      I guess the design is really cool, but i’ve one, just one, consideration about it. I guess that the wheel is not the perfect way to carry anything through the desert. I guess that a “matting” (i don’t know the exactly word for that) could be more appropriate.

      Well, that’s it! Good job, guys! See ya.

    • Henrique Staino says:

      There’s only place for a doctor? And what if the patient needs to be rushed to a hospital?

      And that “chair” would surely hurt the dromedary’s back with those edges.

      Good idea, but terribly worked out. A bit of thought wouldn’t hurt.

    • Todd says:

      Just a guess here that a car would cost a little bit less. However the elements are pretty cool and would be workable in a ski-rescue context.

    • Nowwer says:

      I’m sorry but I can’t help but imagine someone yelling “Medic! Doctor!” heh. Good idea though, well besides the aparent lack of a passenger seat for the one being rescued.

    • Jason says:

      Is it just me or is the design language way off here. Its star wars design stuck on a camels back. If it didn’t look like a spikey racecar it might not look so out-of-place. It looks like you could get impaled on the side of this thing. Trans-inspired design may not work here, in the desert, with camels.

    • M.S.W. says:

      I would concur with “Jason” the design language here is not in harmony with the enviroment it is to be used in. The design here would be better suited for a non-sandy enviroment as those wheels would easily be engulfed in sand due to the concentrated weight bearing onto those thin tires. tho The hard surfaces of the storage units/passenger cart/sled would be harsh on the camel. Also the mounting straps to the camel would cause undue fatigue on it’s neck structure. As previously stated in “Nowwer” statement this design would be limited to only to treat injured onsite. With no safe ability to bring injured to a medical facility due to lack of storage space.

      I would recommend to the designer to use this a start point to refine the design. Also to do more research on the use of soft/firm/fabric like materials to replace the hard parts currently rendered. Part of that research should include checking past/current transportation devices/cargo/human transport via camels. To draw inspiration from. One other design suggestion/inspiration would be if you desire wheels for the sled/cart. Instead of using the current hard tires and easily sand clogged spring support system, use large inflatable Kevlar balloon tires. They will distribute the weight better and not cut into the sand. Also they will not break/cut easily (even with sharp rocks). It also reduces the weight/complexity and cost of the vehicle since you also no longer need a spring/shock absorber suspension system.

    • winnie says:

      i am still thinking of where the camel &the doctor will stay when no callers? it’s a kind idea however!!

    • confucius says:

      nice Sketcherishing and rendering Fresch.

    • wil from France says:

      it’s a freaking good idea BUT what brand, what factory, what company will be so crazy to pay that you invented? nobody cares about that kind of people…
      (sorry for my english, i’m french…)

    • ——————-Hi @ ALL!!!———————–
      (first: I didn't know that my concept is posted here!)

      I think it's time to explain tthe concept:

      Supported by the sheik with the newest technic and the fastest camels there is a caravan on their mission –
      the primary health care!

      The caravan consists of:

      baja,
      a lightweight camelvehicle only for the doc. He enjoys the highest respect as a medicineman.
      There are 2 aid cases in the back.

      seji,
      a frame structure which can be used as a single seater or a box carrier. The plug in system allows easy and fast changes.

      In the case of emergency you can call the doc on his mobile phone. He is guided by the camel-guide-system which pulls the right rein to lead the camel.

      Sure you're all right. But the concept task was to bring the camel back to the desert.Not fixing problems which nowadays are waste.
      Camels today are subsidized by the country. Touareg and other nomads already got dollars, internet and a mobile phone.
      If you are injured seriously you'd better call a helicopter and not the cameldoctor.
      My concept is for the first aid until you get the needed help and the primary health care in desert areas!!

      There are 5 teams spread over the country. they stay in Camps and travel from camp to camp.

      If you got further question pklease keep on commenting.

      The Designer

    • ——————-Hi @ ALL!!!———————–
      (first: I didn’t know that my concept is posted here!)

      I think it’s time to explain tthe concept:

      Supported by the sheik with the newest technic and the fastest camels there is a caravan on their mission –
      the primary health care!

      The caravan consists of:

      baja,
      a lightweight camelvehicle only for the doc. He enjoys the highest respect as a medicineman.
      There are 2 aid cases in the back.

      seji,
      a frame structure which can be used as a single seater or a box carrier. The plug in system allows easy and fast changes.

      In the case of emergency you can call the doc on his mobile phone. He is guided by the camel-guide-system which pulls the right rein to lead the camel.

      Sure you’re all right. But the concept task was to bring the camel back to the desert.Not fixing problems which nowadays are waste.
      Camels today are subsidized by the country. Touareg and other nomads already got dollars, internet and a mobile phone.
      If you are injured seriously you’d better call a helicopter and not the cameldoctor.
      My concept is for the first aid until you get the needed help and the primary health care in desert areas!!

      There are 5 teams spread over the country. they stay in Camps and travel from camp to camp.

      If you got further question pklease keep on commenting.

      The Designer

    • Manju says:

      Brilliant concept and renderings, What software do you work with..

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