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Sterile Solar-Powered Shelters

The Sterile Box Could Mitigate the Spread of Infections

— March 30, 2016 — Lifestyle
The Sterile Box is a highly appropriately named sterilization shelter, designed by a group of student researchers and engineers working out of Rice University, that is designed to make it easier than ever to reduce the spread of infections contracted on site due to inadequate sterilization.

The unit, which is held inside a 6-meter shipping container, is fitted with all the necessary equipment required to clean and sterilize surgical tools before the next job. The equipment range includes a special decontamination water system and a solar-powered autoclave for sterilization by steam.

Not only does the Sterile Box help reduce the contraction of harmful infections, but it also makes use of clean solar power, making it an all-round excellent health intervention for developing countries.

Trend Themes
1. Sterilization Technology - The Sterile Box showcases a disruptive innovation opportunity in developing sterilization technology for healthcare facilities to reduce the spread of infections.
2. Renewable Energy Solutions - The solar-powered autoclave in the Sterile Box highlights the potential for disruptive innovation in renewable energy solutions for sterilization processes.
3. Portable and Compact Designs - The compact and portable nature of the Sterile Box presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for creating more efficient and convenient sterilization shelters.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The Sterile Box has the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry by providing a portable and efficient solution for sterilization.
2. Renewable Energy - The integration of solar power in the Sterile Box opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the renewable energy industry for sterilization applications.
3. Engineering and Manufacturing - The development of the Sterile Box involves engineering and manufacturing processes, creating disruptive innovation opportunities in these industries for sterilization equipment.
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