Via the Engineer Online we discovered that EADS North America, out of Russellville, Arkansas, makes innovative mobile hospitals, one of which was recently sold to the Royal Thai Air Force. The modular TransHospital system allows for the creation of a clinical facility from six beds up to just about any size imaginable. Each unit can be setup within four hours by a six man crew and can then function autonomously for 72 hours. Add a source of power and water and setup a supply line, and you’ve got yourself a real hospital during emergency situations.
Here’s a couple videos showing the setup and some features of the TransHospital:
TransHospital shelters are designed for autonomous operations – equipped with self-contained air, water, gasses, communications systems, electrical wiring and medical equipment. EADS customizes and deploys turnkey shelter systems that allow for modular expansion to meet specific mission applications. Mobile shelter systems from EADS are conceived, and operationally field-proven, in a full range of climatic conditions, from hot and dry desert areas to humid tropical zones and extremely cold environments. EADS shelter systems are highly mobile, extremely adaptable and rugged – enabling them to be deployed for a wide variety of medical, command post and logistics uses.