Motorcycle Ambulance Trailer: A developing technologies project at Imperial College, London.

Duration: 1 Year (part time) / Imperial College/ 2008

In some developing countries ambulance transport is severely inhibited by poor road infrastructure. Basic motorcycle trailers are used in some areas for emergencies. However these are dangerous due to their unpredictable dynamics.

We designed, made and tested a variable trailer so that the dynamics could be investigated and compared to a computer model.

The construction was extremely demanding with over 130 hand manufactured parts. Only materials available in developing countries were used, even old tyre rubber was used to make the suspension. The total cost of the trailer was around £230.