It's well known one of the best modes of transport in the desert is the camel. These snarling "ships of the desert" can take what the hot, vast expanse to dish out. So when there's a mishap a camel powered ambulance — the "cambulance" might be your best hope.
Design student Frederic Schwab has come up with idea of creating a modern vehicle pulled by an old fashioned hairy beast. The camel is equipped with a two-part trailer that can transport a doctor and/or patient and equipment. The main compartment called a "baja" carries the doctor and the lightweight frame called a "seji" is for the patient or supplies.
The modern looking carrier would also carry some technology because a camel can't do it all. When the doctor who operates the rig gets the call on his mobile phone they can plug the phone into a GPS built into the vehicle that then tracks the rig's location once it hits the road. Plus, it even directs a system to steer the camel to its destination so the doctor can administer first aid.
Sure, there are some doubters out there. But perhaps alternative transport is an idea that is worthy of a serious look when you consider there are remote areas of Africa and the outback of Australia where people live and are not easily reached — and camels are plentiful.
While it wouldn't replace a flying doctor service or a traditional ambulance it may be the vehicle that carries someone from their remote home to where a modern vehicle would pick them up.
Check out Schwab's ideas in the gallery below.