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Collapsible Spinal Board (CESB)

Sara Pagani Periti, Design Products

Winner: Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity

Collapsible Spinal Board (CESB) is an easy to assemble and radio-transparent spinal board, that maintains high performance in variable environments. A spinal board is a piece of medical equipment that is used every time a rigid structure is required to secure an injured person to in order to avoid any secondary damage whilst transporting. CESB is designed to be used in many different contexts and situations; such as mountain rescue, conflict zones, construction sites, and for emergency support in areas facing natural disasters – such as earthquakes.

Lady Hamlyn commented: 

‘This addresses a common problem in emergency medical care that can be seen around the world. It can make a difference between life and death, between walking and not walking. We love the designer’s ambition to simply want to save lives."