The Segway is already a machine designed perfectly for these types of difficult and demanding jobs, providing a unique, convenient and reliable way for security and emergency officers to negotiate tight corners and crowded sites. The new Segway EMT features the durability and reliability of the standard i Series with a number of handy, necessary applications to make the job of the EMT easier.
The Segway i Series is the company’s “most rugged and powerful model,” with added stability and generous cargo capacity. This model easily navigates variable terrain, including grass, hills and uneven pavement and features a metal, unbreakable kickstand. In response to customer requests, Segway of Oakland has outfitted the i Series ‘EMT’ model with a heavy-duty cargo carrying system, non-skid accessory tray, emergency red strobe light, motion-senor alarm with siren, 1000 candle watt rechargeable spot light, rechargeable dual-beam halogen headlights, Motorola VHF radio, smart defibrillator with additional battery and training kit, CPR mask and air-way kit, 30 minute oxygen bottle and deluxe trauma kit. This specialty creation, the most advanced Segway available for such uses, can be purchased at Segway of Oakland for $9,995 plus shipping, or rented at a reasonable $785 per week plus shipping.
If you’ve never had to run to the scene of a patient in respiratory or cardiac arrest, you may not realize why this is so great. By the time the team reaches the patient, lugging the pounds of resucitation equipment, we take a deep breath and check our own pulse before we go to work on the patient. Rather than huffing and puffing, unable to get a history of what happened, riding on a Segway to a code would be a dream, and save precious moments getting the equipment needed to the scene, and having a provider ready to go right away.