After serving as a project manager in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for three years, Dan had experienced, how, in the line of duty, every second counts. Working alongside combat medics and EMTs, he understood how these overlooked rescuers were standing in the way of danger, when providing life-saving treatment, with inefficient medic bags and obstructive safety gear. It was then, as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he and his colleague, Shivin, a business-oriented multi-disciplinary designer, conceptualized MAGEN to tackle this problem. It is by keeping an eye on the ethical side of combat & rescue that they, as designers were able to create a superior line of rescue equipment, which would enable the rescuer to have the best chance of saving lives in high risk and high-pressure scenarios.
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