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Pandemic Portable Isolation Units
Winner - Gold
Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Asen Kim Ou
Design Type: Spaces: architecture, interiors, landscape, Concept Architecture
Company / Organization / School: Orange cube/Design Matter
Team Members: Asen Kim Ou
Spread of Infectious Diseases Impact of Covid-19 has changed the world and we saw how deadly an infectious disease can be. Only a few hospital rooms were available for critical state patients with infectious disease. Lack of Medical Beds Explosive rate of hospitalization caused a shortage of medical beds and many were left without treatment. Infectious disease required isolation rooms to stop the spread. Prevent Transmission of Diseases Airborne viruses need special filtration systems to prevent spreading. Typical fans cannot push air through heavy filters thus each unit is equipped with a compressor to push air in and out. Securing Space for Treatment Quick and easy to install isolation unit is explored to help prepare for future pandemic events. Expandable units can help the setup of equipment to meet with medical needs. Safe Isolation Space Expandable units are equipped with air filtration systems to keep clean air come in and go out. Connected units can control each air handling unit to manage air flow.