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Ubuntu / Containment bed




The world was far too slow to react during 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak, which led to 11,323 deaths out of 28,646 known cases. Due to the lack of capacity, contaminated and contagious patients were sent back to their communities and ended up infecting others. Ubuntu is a proposal for quick, low cost and dignified beds in case of an epidemic outbreak. The bed is made of locally produced bamboo, Tyvek® sheet and color-coded plastic zip ties for rapid assembly – resources that are lightweight, durable and easily accessible for rapid response anytime.

I think that this bed is a great product because it is environmentally friendly and, with its simple design, can be used worldwide wherever there is an epidemic outbreak of disease or health crisis. This makes it possible to reach people who could not be reached otherwise before.
It's a good feeling to see your project taking some attention, adds up to the creative confidence.
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Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Ilteris Ilbasan,
Umeå Institute of Design

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