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MOBILE FIELD HOSPITAL INTEGRATED INTO 40-FEET HI-CUBE MARINE CONTAINER FOR RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Project description

Mobile hospital services for emergency situations

The rising number of natural disasters increases the need for reliable, fast and cost-effective healthcare solutions to support vulnerable people in emergencies. However, existing solutions are expensive since they require high costs for deployment, assembly and withdrawal. As a consequence, there is a growing demand for innovative solutions that are not expensive and offer high-quality healthcare services on time. The EU-funded HEALTH-IN-A-CONT project proposes a mobile, fast-deployed pattern that provides hospital services for populations living in isolated areas or emergencies. The innovation consists of a marine container that is rapidly installed, entirely autonomous, able to provide medical services including surgical and laboratory diagnosis, and easy in transportation.

Objective

In hard to reach, remote rural areas with no power or direct water supply and in humanitarian settings (natural disasters, i.e. flooding, earthquakes, conflicts), insufficient health facilities availability, lack of emergency medical transportation, violence, and insecurity result in barriers for timely access to emergency care for vulnerable populations. With the increase in the number of natural hazards, there is a widespread need for innovative solutions for good quality, cost-effective and timely health care in emergency situations. Current solutions face high costs for deployment (specialized personnel required), assembly, withdraw (20%-40% of medical equipment is abandoned) and redeployment.
Our mobile, rapid deployment model aims to provide “on demand” field hospital services (surgical, diagnostics, laboratory, general consultation services and trauma box) for citizens living in remote areas or humanitarian/emergency settings. The innovation of our fully autonomous mobile field hospital designed for rapid deployment stands in its autonomy (no need for supporting infrastructures thanks to the Service Container integating power supply, gas and liquid processing, waste management systems, and the Plug-and-Play set-up), ease of transportation (in its 40-feet high cube container, by road, rail, plane, boat), and rapid deployment (<2 hours, no assembly, no specialized personnel, no dismantling, time and cost saving).
The global mobile hospital market represents our target market, expected to growth at a CAGR 36.7%, and reach €19.9 billion (2019-2025). HealthPoint Europe SL is an Spanish enginnering start-up company, specialized in hospital equipment, e-health, and infrastructure deployment. Our Business Model includes leasing, renting, direct selling, and selling through intermediaries to different customer segments: B2B (private hospitals, health agencies), B2G (governments, civil protection and emergency units, national and regional health services), and NGO.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

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Coordinator

HEALTH POINT EUROPE SL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Avda teniente montesinos, numero 8a derecha
30100 Murcia
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sur Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 21 429,00