repairable patient monitoring in mobile hospital boxes

     Mobile hospitals facilitate health care in remote regions with little or no infrastructure. The medical instruments in mobile hospitals must be especially robust and maintainable. Modern medical technology can typically only be repaired by specialized personnel using proprietary spare parts that are often comprised of larger functional modules. In remote remote regions with weak infrastructure this is not possible or only at great financial and logistical cost.

The remo²hbo project approach is to develop innovative and open-source solutions for a robust, affordable and repairable patient monitoring in a mobile hospital. This will allow us to implement important diagnostic and therapy monitoring procedures flexibly and on a long-term basis even in regions of crisis and conflict, which can no longer provide local stationary health care.

patient monitoring

We aim to achieve better maintainability and a cost-effective and sustainable use of such systems through the use of common standard components as well as hardware and software that is intended for easy repair.

Together with the aid organization CADUS, we are further developing their concept of a mobile hospital. Based on a 20‘sea container that will be modified together with container specialists at Big-Box-Berlin, we are creating an operating room, an intensive care unit, patient beds, and more housed beneath a tent structure. With this innovative concept, our aim is to achieve the WHO standards of an Emergency Medical Team 2 (EMT2) and to be able to react dynamically to changing conditions on site in order to provide emergency medical care in those places where it is most urgently needed.


We are developing different aspects of the project interdisciplinarily through cooperations among different programs of study. This allows us to make use of the great variety of competences at the university. The mobile hospital is developed through the commitment of students and volunteers at the CADUS e.V. workspace.



The beta versions of the signal display is available at:

The current display:
Remo2hbo Oktopus Frontend

The circuit diagram of the sensors are available in this repository. The repository also includes a comprehensive list of parts. These are screenshots of those for ECG and oxygen saturation.

circuit diagram of ECG
Circuit diagram of ECG

circuit diagram of puls oximeter
Circuit diagram of puls oximeter
circuit diagram of blood pressure measurement
Circuit diagram of blood pressure measurement
power supply
Circuit diagram of power supply
Circuit diagram of PTT
Circuit diagram of OctoBrain


Within the Remo2hbo project, we work interdisciplinarily with different programs of study, organizations, and individuals.

Participation: you can support us in the development of the mobile hospital 2.0 with your thesis project, creativity, or crafting skills.

Comprehensive background information on the necessary hard- and software components is available in our Remo2hbo Github-Wiki.

In addition, please join our mailinglist. In order to post your ideas on the Github-wiki and if you wish to comment on other postings, please sign up to the mailing list and tell us your Github username.


The remo²hbo Project is represented by researchers from the HTW University of Applied Sciences, the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, and Cadus Redefine Global Solidarity e.V.

Thus far this year, we've been present at the re;publica 2019 in Berlin and the Maker Faire Berlin 2019.

Upcoming events include:

  • June 6, 2019: "Debate! Humanitarian Aid." at the Cadus Crisis Response Makerspace, Holzmarktstr. 19, 10243 Berlin at 8 p.m.
  • June 15, 2019: Long Night of Science at the HTW