Dassault Systèmes and facility management company Aden Group have collaborated to create a new ready-to-use infectious disease hospital solution, called Akila Care, to help fight Covid-19 pandemic.
The new solution can be quickly deployed and easily maintained, said the companies.
As part of the alliance, Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be combined with Aden’s Akila Care smart and connected hospital concept to develop engineering, construction and operations processes for hospitals.
The companies added that the solution leverages a virtual collaborative setting to design, simulate and develop hospitals that can be constructed and become operational within 100 days.
These hospitals can be operated for many years and can be optimised further.
The partners intend to form a consortium of companies with expertise in medical equipment, engineering and construction. The aim is to bring the solution to countries with the most requirements.
Aden Group co-founders Francois Amman and Joachim Poylo said: “In a global context where decisiveness and rapid action are essential to help in the fight against Covid-19, combining quickly buildable modular architecture with a digital platform can accelerate the construction of a cutting-edge medical facility and ensure it is fully operational in record time.
“By using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we hope to develop a solution that would enable us to reduce engineering changes, maintain a rapid development schedule, and meet delivery commitments quickly and effectively, as well as ensure long-term hospital maintenance and safety in anticipation of further pandemics.”
Employees and suppliers will be able to use the virtual collaborative environment offered by the new hospital solution.
The setting enables use of a virtual twin of a hospital to aid space planning, module design, and other features, along with simulation of manufacturing and equipment, and training for construction.
Once the hospital is constructed, the solution can be used for digital asset management by linking the facility with medical equipment to track digitalised hygiene methods and floor robots.