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The World Needs These 1-Minute Cardboard Hospital Beds From #Packdemia

by Shawn Binder on 09/24/2020 | 3 Minute Read

The idea of bringing a bed for every patient in a hospital is a lofty feat, especially given our current circumstances with the pandemic. Thankfully, #packdemia is a non-profit that is building hospital beds our of cardboard. Yup, you read that right: cardboard. These beds are temporary, sanitary, and more than sleek. 1-minute assembly is definitely easier than IKEA, and unlike building a dresser, this quick assembly will help save lives. 


#packdemia is a non-profit initiative and humanitarian project formed in response to COVID-19. Our mission is to distribute hundreds of thousands of hospital beds to temporary hospitals all over the world in a way that is effective and affordable. 

Because before any patient can receive care, they need a bed. 

#packdemia has created a design that optimizes the production of hospital beds, which are one of the most basic and necessary pieces of medical equipment needed during any health crisis. Compared to any other hospital bed on the market, our bed is equally effective, 100 times cheaper, 20 times lighter, and much easier to assemble. Requiring no tools or glue, a single person can fully assemble a bed kit in just 1 minute. 

Our designs are Open Source, meaning that any government or manufacturer can use and produce them as part of their humanitarian efforts.

Best of all: #packdemia bed kits come in a super-thin flat pack that fulfills all freight and cargo standards, making shipping easy and cheap. A hundred bed-kits can be sent using less space than would be used shipping just one ordinary hospital bed.

A hundred vs one. Amazing, isn't it?

Using cardboard, a material that can easily be sourced in any part of the world, our bed kit production technique can be easily replicated by any manufacturer interested in joining the project.

#packdemia's immediate goal is the production and distribution of beds, and we are especially interested in offering support to countries and populations who have fewer resources to battle this public health crisis.

We would greatly appreciate any coverage, as we are currently working to secure sponsors to manufacture these beds as well as to spread awareness among potential collaborators about our freely available Open Source designs.  

Attached you can find a complete press kit with HD versions of all the videos and images generated for this project. 

Link to video: https://vimeo.com/419411061

A big THANK YOU from #packdemia team

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