Med.i.Can is a semi-mobile sanitation facility concept, winner of the innovation competition Tech4islands 2020 Awards (Grand Prix Océanie)
The Polynesian startup aims to protect populations and to provide equal access to healthcare in remote islands. They have designed a mobile dispensary in the form of a self-contained medical container that allows patients to consult and monitor their state of health, to apply emergency first aid, to be a medical aid supplement with onsite, readily available professional equipment (for instance in the event of a cyclonic episode), to guarantee medical continuity (during reconstruction or renovation of a medical structure), to provide a medical aid station during sports and cultural events and to provide medical equipment with a complementary team of professionals (during international interventions).
This 20-foot container is based on a ready-to-use plug-and-play system, whose design facilitates the logistics and use phases. It contains its own energy, thermal insulation, a water circuit, a pharmacy, a telecommunications system and all the medical devices needed to take care of local medicine and emergencies. Its design makes it ideal for a wide range of first-aid health missions while improving patient care and the working conditions of caregivers as well as guaranteeing the effectiveness of hygiene or decontamination protocols.