San Juan High School
Power-assisted litter device for search and rescue teams
We will invent a single-wheeled, motorized, portable, power assist device; attachable to the majority of types and brands of current rescue litters; to be used by rescue teams in a variety of terrains and rescue situations across the globe. An electric motor and a gas engine will be available for mine and backcountry rescues. We will reduce rescuer fatigue by 30% and improve rescue speed by 15-30% in both mine and backcountry settings, and will reduce the number of people needed by 50% for back country rescues. Once patented, the PAL will retail for under $5,000.00.