Designing a First Responders’ Emergency Response Kit for Motor-Vehicle Collisions

Yuval Bitan, Amit Shreiber, Gili Zafon, Eli Jaffe

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Fast, effective, and accurate emergency medical treatment can save lives. Quick access to the specific equipment that emergency medical personnel need facilitates more efficacious treatment during emergencies. This project focuses on designing an improved emergency response kit for medical first responders. The kit currently in use has no organizational standard for the way the medical items it contains are placed inside. With a user-centered method, we designed a kit that better fits first responders’ requirements and found that the kit – a backpack and a vest – is both easier to use and carry, based on emergency care priorities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalErgonomics in Design
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • emergency medical service
  • emergency response kit
  • first responder
  • motor-vehicle collisions
  • user-centered design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Engineering (all)


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