Emergency ‘Smart’ Pod (ESP)
Baylor College of Medicine
The Emergency ‘Smart’ Pod serves as a scalable, portable Ebola treatment unit. The ESP also provides training and process pathways, controlled access-entry, as well as patient and supply tracking systems. Other features include contained waste disposal and disinfection systems, air conditioning, HEPA filtration and the ability to connect multiple pods to increase bed volume. The ESP also has a suite of “smart” apps and pathways to facilitate clinical quality and efficiency. While the ESP has the potential to directly impact the current Ebola epidemic, it could also function in any epidemic or natural disaster and provide clinical facilities, rapid education and central tracking for patients/supplies.