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Ejector seat for paramedics perfect for new ambulances

Design students have missed a trick with their flash new designs for ambulances. An ejector seat to fire the paramedic into the heart of the action as quickly as possible.

Design students have missed a trick with their flash new designs for ambulances. An ejector seat to fire the paramedic into the heart of the action as quickly as possible.

As if prove that hallucinogenic drugs and drawing boards don't really mix, students at the Royal College of Art have come up with a series of new designs for ambulances.

Apparently based on rapid response vehicles seen in fondly remembered episodes of "Thunderbirds" and "Captain Scarlet" they include novel design features like silicone interiors that mould to the shape of the patient, tents that deploy automatically to form a M*A*S*H style operating theatre on arrival and off-road capabilities designed to get the new generation of Emergency Care Practitioner on site at speeds that would make FAB 1 look like it was standing still.

Frankly, I doubt that any of these ideas will make it through to the real world models. But there's one exciting concept that Brains and the rest of the team ought to push through to the production line – the ejector seat.

Intended to save precious seconds fumbling for the door handle in the dark the seat will propel our Paramedical hero – complete with Utility Backpack - into the thick of the action as soon as he arrives.

Now, who amongst us, while being cross-questioned about the pressing need to admit Grandma to hospital by a jumped up Noctor in bright green fancy dress, hasn't felt the urge to evacuate Kermit from the driver's seat and take her to A&E ourselves?

If all it took was a flick of a switch....

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