Design of an ophthalmological and information point mobile unit
Tutor / director / evaluatorLino, Fernando Jorge
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessRestricted access - confidentiality agreement
This project borne from a project that currently is performed for a company in the Design Studio of FEUP and that uses a standard metallic chassis. The goal is to use the same chassis/frame and conceive a mobile unit for the medical sector. Considering that one of the advisors had already made contact with a doctor that expressed a real interest in the development of a small bus that is able to run around the country to give assistance to population that needs basic medical care in the field of ophthalmology, this project appears as a natural sequence of the current Design Studio work. To design the global concept of this mobile unit it is fundamental to understand the limitations of the transportation of the medical basic equipment that is fundamental in ophthalmology, in order to conceive the necessary vibration dumping systems and others. It is necessary to design the whole mobile unit and all it interior to accommodate and transport in safe conditions the adequate equipment, machines, objects and materials that are fundamental for this kind of assistance. It is intended that the project of this mobile unit gives information and construction solutions that could be used in other mobile units for other types of applications.