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Isolation Capsule / temporary ward

Isolation Capsule

The isolation capsule is a temporary isolated unit especially designed for Ebolavirus in Africa. This isolation ward can be built in the shortest time and accomodate patients temporarily. The capsule can be inflated into a transparent ball with an airbed. The patients will feel hopeful to be cured, rather than helpless, because they seem to be in a capsule in space and their emotional needs are satisfied. The transparent body part and the flexible surface enable their families and friends to see and touch them, which serves as great consolation to the patients.


Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Ranyi Huang,
Zhejiang University