Role

Mechanical Engineer + Designer

Date

2016-Current

Rural populations have the highest rate of preventable infant mortality in the world

In 2016, I joined a team of engineers to research, prototype and implement an accessible solution for mothers around the world.

I specialize in chassis design and human centered design.

In 2019 we launched our pilot phase and are reaching 2 communities in Southern Tanzania.

Phase 1: Research & Design

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From day 1, we began with community centered design.

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We partnered with a local NGO - The Olive Branch for children, who were already doing incredible work in our target areas

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I created the original CAD & conducted FEA to begin preliminary analyses

Key Insight:

Creating a universal attachment so that any motorcycle can be transformed into a lifesaving ambulance

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Phase 2: Prototype & Manufacturing

Community Driven:

We worked with community partners at the Olive Branch for children and Twende. Leveraging their manufacturing and contextual expertise we were able to optimize the process.

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Testing the ambulance at speed

Phase 3: Implementation

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We began our first pilot program in October of 2018

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We've completed over 100 rides and delivered 5 ambulances to communities

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This summer we plan to expand to 15 communities with 100 ambulances and serving over 2,000 people