MINIWIZ, a Taiwanese design, upcycling and materials company, has recently unveiled its collaboration with the Center For Innovation (CFI) at Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) Hospital, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) that led to the creation of a modular ward system, known as “Modular Adaptable Convertible” (MAC).
The wards are designed to be mobile and for air shipping so that they can be quickly assembled within 24 hours, regardless of location.
The MAC wards solve not only the problems of shortage of medical equipment but also the unequal distribution of medical supplies.
The wards are equipped with a negatively pressurized room designed to lower the risk of biocontamination. The ward walls are also nano-coated with recycled aluminum and a UV self-cleaning system that kills 99.99 percent of bacteria.
In light of the environment, the ward will be mostly constructed from eco-friendly materials, such as aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
Within the ward, smart lights, sound absorption wall panels and soothing artwork are all there to help reduce the stress of the patients.
It is reported that modular wards will be built on the 12th floor of Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital with 43 beds and expected to open in November.
Future plans of expansion are still under consideration.