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A Research on the Korean Ambulance Color Design and Trend Analysis
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 30, Issue 3,  2016, pp.138-147
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2016.30.3.138
 Title & Authors
A Research on the Korean Ambulance Color Design and Trend Analysis
Park, Min-Jung; Kim, Hyung-wook; Jung, Jae-Han; Han, Yong-Taek;
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 Abstract
As services for citizens` security and protection offered at the national and social levels become more widely recognized across society, the more frequent use of ambulances by patients with both minor and major injuries is being observed. However, the number of safety accidents during transport by ambulances, which are responsible for the prompt transport of patients, has been rising in tandem with the increase in their use. This is due not only to their inconspicuousness both on the road and in other environments where these vehicles are exposed, but also to the high chance of secondary accidents, putting the lives of both patients and emergency responders at risk. It is important to study and develop designs that guarantee protection against safety accidents, noting that ambulances are completely exposed and unprotected on the road on cloudy days and at night-time. In addition, by identifying colors and design motives that enhance the conspicuity of ambulances from a distance and increase their security, emergency responders and patients can be safely protected, the identity of the ambulances can be reinforced and modernized, and the sense oppression which can be visually imposed on patients in a psychologically unstable condition can be eased. Against this backdrop, this study presents the process involved in deriving the exteriors of ambulances in Korea, including their colors and patterns, by examining the established global best practices and identifying the need for more studies into colors, even unconventional ones, that improve their safety.
 Keywords
Ambulance;Color design;Pattern image;Reflective sheet;
 Language
English
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