”When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.”
The project is based on comparative insights from all other workshop projects. The exploration was conducted through interviews in a W.H.A.T. model:
‘Why choose this topic? ‘
‘How do your design solutions work? ‘
‘Any improvements you will implement to your project in the future?’
‘Team thoughts about your project and the Workshop? ‘
The most frequently used terms used by the four teams’ representatives were: Interplanetary – Safety – Survival procedures – Humankind.
During all the interviews with the different workshop teams, many innovative solutions emerged, making evidence of the possibilities to solve some critical issues on Earth. The mobility aspect is and will always be one of the development factors of humankind and one of the structuring axes of any space program’s success (or failure). The E.M.M.A. program is an example of this commitment: a medical rover using artificial intelligence to assist an astronaut facing an emergency on the Moon’s surface. E.M.M.A was the starting point for designing a medical rover for extreme earthly environments.
The medical rover’ I-GHATA’ (Help in Arabic) is a project that could provide a new answer to the challenge of giving emergency medical access to communities in difficult-to-reach areas, like the Moroccan Atlas Mountains during the winter season – used as a design base. Despite the significant commitment of the country’s institutions, the 49,000 families in the Atlas Mountains suffer from a lack of access to hospitals during the winter period (estimated to be six months), which is associated with severe weather conditions.
Carried by air, a dozen I-GHATA rovers will be able to permanently cover the very hard-to-reach mountainous areas of the Moroccan Atlas mountains. The Design of the I-GHATA rover, inspired by the principle of the E.M.M.A rover compartmentalization, will be composed of 3 distinct compartments :
- Driver & Crew compartment
- Storage & Sanitary utility compartment
- Medivac compartment