Médecins Sans Frontières, aka Doctors Without Borders, is investigating how 3D printing and virtual reality technologies can help the organization setup field hospitals that are well suited to their environment and the situation being addressed.
In addition to their traditional 2D plan drawings, the team also created 3D models and a virtual reality reproduction of a recently designed facility in Cantahay, Philippines that was built to help people after a 2013 typhoon. The models and VR world allow physicians to evaluate the facility in terms of its benefit for patients, to find bottlenecks and limitations, and make corrections that will result in more appropriate designs.
Here’s a video report from MSF about their new approach to hospital design:
Source: Doctors Without Borders…