Updated on December 30, 2023

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Created on August 25, 2017

Health Center Kit SDD

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The SDD is an all-integrated health center kit specifically for off-grid remote health centers and distributed worldwide by B Medical Systems.

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  1. B Medical Systems
Tested By
  • B Medical Systems
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Product Description

The Health Center Kit SDD is an all-integrated, plug-and-play health center specifically designed for remote off-grid medical centers. It uses the excess of available energy from solar panels (which power medical refrigerators) to automatically charge a battery. The battery can be connected to and power 2 LED lights, a mobile-fan, both included in the kit, and other DC-operating devices by its 12V/20W outlet.

Engineered by the Luxembourg-based B Medical Systems company. A video of the solution can be seen here.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

B Medical Systems through its international distributors. For distribution in specific countries, contact the company. Interview with a representative on August 2017  

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Clinic In A Can.

Manufacturing/Building Method

B Medical Systems mass produces their products at their manufacturing facilities.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

The user can procure a Health Center Kit SDD on the B Medical website by requesting a quote. The user can contact the closest distributor through the company's website by clicking "where to buy".

Distributions to Date Status

100 Health Center SDD kits were being field-tested in Nigeria. Interview with representative on August 2017

Description of power outputs

A 12V/20 W outlet for DC devices.

Description of light points

2

Total lighting service (lumen-hours per solar-day)

The 2 LED lamps work 35h autonomously

Peak power rating (Wp)

4 x 100 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

27000 mAh

Nominal battery voltage (V)

12 V

Battery type

Rechargeable Battery

User replaceable battery (yes/no)

Unknown

Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)

No

Payment structure

One-time payment.

Mobile service required (yes/no)

No

Design Specifications

Design specifications include a mobile-fan to give ventilation when needed, 2 USB ports, a 12 volt and 20-watt plug for 12 volt DC operating devices, a rechargeable 27 Ah battery, 2 LED-lamps with 3 different brightness settings and an electronic controller with automatic energy management. The kit has an extremely robust body and wheels that make it easily portable. This plug-and-play installation device comes with theft protection. It weighs 27 kgs and its external dimensions (H x W x D) are 870 x 520 x 510 mm.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Plug-and-play installation device. Technical support is provided by B Medical and its distributors. Interview with representative

Replacement Components

Replacement components can be purchased via B Medical distributors locally in their countries, and also directly from B Medical in Luxembourg. Interview with representative

Lifecycle

The rechargeable 27Ah battery has a 5-year lifecycle.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer's main goal is to provide a safe solution for the storage and transport of vaccines around the world with an all-integrated health center that uses the excess solar power from refrigerators and is specifically designed for off-grid remote health centers.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown  

Safety

This Health Center Kit is a plug and play device, however, electrical installation and control guidelines provided by B Medial Systems must be followed to avoid electrical shocks. The Safety Standards developed by B Medical systems that define certain technical features of a product can be found on their website.

Complementary Technical Systems

B Medical also commercializes vaccine transport boxes and solar vaccine refrigerators, Health Center Kit SDD's related products. All of B medical systems' Vaccine Cold Chain products are here.

Academic Research and References

O.M.M. El Tom, S.A. Omer, A.Z. Taha, A.A.M. Sayigh, 1991, Performance of a photovoltaic solar refrigerator in tropical climate conditions , Renewable Energy, Volume 1, Issue 2, 1991, Pages 199-205

Gibson, B.A., Ghosh, D., Morano, J.P. and Altice, F.L., 2014, Accessibility and Utilization Patterns of a Mobile Medical Clinic among Vulnerable Populations, Health & place, 28, pp. 153-156.

International Committee of the Red Cross, 2006, Mobile Health Units Methodological Approach

Behl Khanna, A., Arora Narula, S., 2016, Mobile health units: Mobilizing healthcare to reach unreachable, International Journal of Healthcare Management, 9(1), pp. 58-66

 

 

Compliance with regulations

CE certified, meets European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. B Medical Systems Vaccine Cold Chain range is presenting many products certified as PQS by WHO and 9 of them are CCEOP Eligible for Gavi as stated by The Vaccine Alliance.

Evaluation methods

Field testing in Nigeria, experience and feedback from users. Interview with representative

Other Information

B medical Systems Contact

To request a quote

Youtube video on Solar energy for off-grid health centers (EN)

B Medicals Safety Standards

B medical systems' Vaccine Cold Chain products

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