Deployable Healthcare Facility

credit: TEDx TalksDr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, director of Baylor Global Initiatives, explains the benefits of the Smart Pod.

Designed in the wake of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the Smart Pod is a deployable field hospital with all of the advantages of a modern hospital. Smart Pods provide a solution for areas of the world that have enormous challenges and limitations in accessing healthcare.

They can serve as primary care clinics, surgery centers, hospitals, and laboratory facilities or be easily and quickly transported anywhere in the world for an immediate response to global disasters.

Each pod can be shipped directly to its destination by boat, truck or air, and assembled in less than five minutes with a team of four. The structures are lightweight and eco-friendly, and can be customized for integration into various cultural communities.

How Can Smart Pods Be Used?

A demonstration of the Smart Pod, presented by Baylor College of Medicine. 

We’ve collaborated with experts to provide a health risk management system proven to eliminate 99.7 percent of dangerous pathogens. A tablet-based patient tracking system ensures consistent, reliable care for patients, and culturally-appropriate training content for the healthcare providers. The Smart Pod can be utilized for several medical purposes, including:

• Lab/Pharmacy Unit
• Public Health Surveillance
• Diagnostics, Isolation, and Treatment
• Screening
• Surgical care
• Triage
• Clinical Management Unit
• Women’s Health
• Refugee Care
• Primary Care
• Vaccinations