Odulair, LLC is a woman owned Wyoming company founded by a medical professional in 2008 to assist governments, NGOs, and private medical providers with advanced technology mobile clinics for the delivery of healthcare in over 40 medical specialties. Odulair Mobile and Modular Clinics can be built on most platforms including truck chassis, trailers, shipping containers, tents, and modular buildings.
With a history of break-through innovations, in 2012, Odulair launched the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program. In 2013, Odulair launched the world’s first Mobile Dialysis Unit. In 2014, Odulair launched the world’s first 100% solar-powered mobile clinic. Also, in 2014, our West African clients approached Odulair to develop the world’s first isolation unit to meet the unprecedented needs of Ebola isolation. Odulair rose to the challenge and developed a patent pending isolation unit to meet the needs of all infectious diseases with modes of transmission including bodily fluids, droplet transmission, particle transmission, and airborne transmission. The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit and the Odulair Infectious Disease Isolation Unit were launched in early July 2014.
Odulair mobile and modular healthcare facilities are built to serve patient populations as independent operating vehicles or vehicles incorporated within an existing facility. Our units have been used for humanitarian healthcare delivery, community outreach, rural healthcare, hospital and surgery center renovation, capacity correction, emergency response, healthcare services within correctional facilities, and more.
CHEYENNE, WY, Dec.13, 2016—Odulair, LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile health clinics and mobile medical vehicles today announced the launch of the world’s first 100% solar powered generator free mobile health clinic for Clemson University. Samsung made headlines in 2013 by launching Africa’s first partially solar powered mobile health center, however, the solar panels only powered the lights, television and small appliances with the majority of the equipment still requiring an onboard generator or electrical power plug. The Odulair 100% solar powered mobile health center does not require, nor include a generator as everything in the clinic is powered by the Odulair proprietary SolandaTM Mobile Solar Power System.
The Odulair SolandaTM Solar System consists of high efficiency photovoltaic panels (PV) on the roof of the mobile clinic. The PV panels are connected to a custom designed 48-volt lithium ion battery pack for energy storage with constant telemetry of all batteries and connections. The mobile clinic technical design is far from existing mobile clinics that are often inefficient in terms of power consumption. The Odulair 100% Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic even utilizes a direct current (DC) heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system similar to those used on bullet trains to increase efficiency by up to 30% over standard alternating current (AC) HVAC systems.
The Clemson University Joseph F. Sullivan Center is now utilizing this groundbreaking mobile clinic to increase outreach efforts to underserved populations across South Carolina while also providing educational opportunities for Clemson students. In addition to immediate care, the clinic also provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and connects them to a regular health care provider.
Dr. Paula Watt, director of the Sullivan Center, explained, “The benefit of a mobile clinic is twofold: it allows the center to effectively reach underserved communities and demonstrate to Clemson students the unique challenges in the care of vulnerable patients. We did immeasurable homework on what we wanted, because this will be a rolling billboard for Clemson University and the outreach it provides,” Watt said. “This vehicle is truly a dream come true for me and our staff.”
“I think we’ve all dreamed of using solar power in this way for a long time, but the technology is finally at a stage where it can be useful,” said Dr. Anita Chambers, President and CEO of Odulair. “Mobile clinics are required to sit in farm fields or other remote locations for eight or more hours a day, so the use of solar power is a huge improvement. Eliminating the generator as the power source eliminates the noise, vibration, and noxious unhealthy fumes; it also significantly reduces the mobile clinic maintenance and annual operations costs.”
The revolutionary mobile clinic by Odulair was made possible by support from the State of South Carolina led by Senator Thomas Alexander (R). Alexander regularly champions outreach and access to care for underserved populations, and he said he hopes the Sullivan Center will become the model for other organizations who wish to pursue the evolution of health care through the empowerment of an individual in their own health.
“It’s critical that the state make it possible for organizations like the Sullivan Center to bring health care to folks who need it most,” Alexander said. “The state should support any mission that leads to better health outcomes, and the preventative and educational components provided by mobile clinics have proven time and again to do just that.”
Watt said she is ready to take that mission and literally roll with it, preferably up a steep hill or down a muddy path upon which no other mobile unit can reliably tread. “Our educational mission is to see students truly embody the Clemson determined spirit due to these experiences,” Watt said. “They will rise to the challenges faced by the individuals this clinic serves and lead the way to improved health care across our state and beyond.”
The Odulair 100% Solar Powered Mobile Clinic is one of many “world’s first products” from the United States based manufacturer of mobile clinics. Most recently, these include the world’s first Mobile Dialysis Unit and the world’s first patent-pending Ebola Patient BioContainment Unit. Odulair continues to break barriers leading to more efficient, effective, and robust mobile clinics for the delivery of healthcare to underserved communities.
Odulair founder and Fielding Graduate University Institute for Social Innovation Fellow Dr. Anita Chambers initiated the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program in 2012 in an effort to provide high quality, country specific custom mobile clinics to emerging nations at an affordable cost. To date, Odulair has designed mobile clinics to deliver healthcare for more than 40 medical specialties housed in platforms ranging from 30-foot (9 meter) highly mobile 4x4 truck-based clinics to 53-foot (16 meter) double expandable trailers. The Mobile Clinics for Africa Program creates collaboration between local African businesses and Odulair as the local businesses provide components for incorporation into the mobile clinics, which are then utilized to deliver healthcare within the country. This unique model of collaboration for the development of medical vehicles was developed by Dr. Chambers in an effort to stimulate both the economy of the recipient African country as well as small businesses in the United States.