Mpulse started with visits to the Children's hospital in Egelston, on the Emory campus in Georgia. What we discovered there was that they their storage problems with their ventilators and other expensive equipment were very extreme. Equipment barely had an organization system, and was often shoved into rows in small storage rooms on various floors, which lead to hoarding and equipment sitting unused. We saw that this situation could actually be life threatening, and set out to create a possible solution.
With a problem in mind, we set out to design an automated and adaptable Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for Children's to use in future and current hospitals. This process involved tons of sketches (obviously), as well as some foam models and further research to see what products are already out there.
Sketches & Model
Highlighted sketches done by myself. Physical models made by Ken Kirtland.
From our research, ideation, and communication with Children's, we came up with the Mpulse Medbase, an adaptable AGV storage solution that could both fit into their new hospital and retrofit their existing hospitals. The lid of the Medbase is detachable, allowing for easy maintenance and the ability to place different pieces of equipment on top. Mpulse functions as a system, which would allow the minimization of space needed to store each Medbase, as well as reduce the amount of manpower and manual labor needed to transport each piece of equipment. Plus, it smiles!
Renders done by Dylan Fealtman. Internal parts found by Ken Kirtland.
Renders done by Dylan Fealtman.