The Future of Mobile Medicine: Shipping Containers to Fight Ebola

February 12, 2015 8:40 PM

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The Emergency Smart Pod, a modular eight-bed medical unit inside a recycled shipping container, won a preliminary grant of $850,000 from the U. S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday.

Less than 5 percent of the cost of a brick-and-mortar medical unit, and able to be dropped – literally, by helicopter – into virtually any location in just two weeks, the pod could present the future of mobile medicine: a self-contained, fully powered, tent-free alternative for not only responding t...

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