Branded MedModular, each room unit is designed to be conjoined with others Lego-style, in order to get hospitals built quickly. Units can be delivered to site 90 per cent complete, including all electrical wiring.
Philadelphia-based EIR Healthcare has adopted the solution, and reportedly claims the MedModular system should be competitive with traditional construction techniques on a price-per-measure basis, while allowing hospitals to be completed up to 40 per cent more quickly.
MedModular also offers some noteworthy features, including automatic sliding doors that eliminate hand-touch and thereby reduce germ transfer, and ‘smart’ windows that can electronically transition from transparent to opaque at the touch of a bedside button, or via a programmed schedule that supports patients’ circadian rhythms.
Other features include a built-in daybed for visitors and a Luminous SkyCeiling over the bed, which simulates a blue sky and is claimed to offer therapeutic mental and physical outcomes. Bacteria-resistant solid surface materials are used throughout each module, including a continuous solid-surface floor that doesn’t have any seams where bacteria can grow. ■
MedModular units arrive at site 90 per cent complete.