Hamilton News: Hamilton’s AVL Manufacturing turning shipping containers into mobile triage units to assist coronavirus pandemic

Vince DiCristofaro, CEO of AVL Manufacturing, is working with Mitacs researcher Ramtin Rasoulinezhad on the mobile modules, billed as alternatives to conventional triage tents.

Using repurposed 40-foot shipping containers, the modules will have self-contained heating and cooling systems, on-board power generation, hepa filtration, walls bolstered with reinforced fibreglass panels and a large window.

The standard layout includes space for six hospital beds, plus ventilators and other equipment. Units can be easily shipped by land, air or sea.

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