MEDiLOO®, Smart Public Health Sanitation

This project provides smart sanitation solutions for sewage-less settlements with many people living closely together in challenging conditions, such a poor water quality and limited sanitation. These kind of situations are often breeding ground for epidemic outbreaks. Improving basic facilities on one hand and early detections of potential epidemic outbreaks, for proper medical treatment, on the other hand is needed to increase health and living standards for many. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages is important to building prosperous societies.

Saxion International Water Technology (IWT) teams up with the partners behind MEDiLOO® in order to work on developing and implementing new and integrated solutions for the previously mentioned challenges.

MEDiLOO® is a crossover invention currently under development for early identification and prevention of disease spread, monitoring of public health and detection of epidemic outbreaks, by combining advanced technology and cutting-edge sanitation. MEDiLOO® is a valuable addition to existing public health systems which can be adapted to various states of medical development and local circumstances. It is not a replacement for traditional medical diagnostic methods; its main benefits are improving sanitation management, especially under challenging conditions usually prevailing in less developed countries, continuous non-invasive monitoring of the health of its users, and early indication of diseases and outbreaks. Dehydration of a person is a common indication of possible diseases and is best treated immediately by providing clean drinking water with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS).

Clean water is also needed for using sanitation in general, both for flushing the toilet and washing hands. On the other hand urine and feces are sources of water and nutrients which could be reused after proper filtration and post-treatment.

The aim of this project is to develop the MEDiLOO® functionalities in relation to 1) clean drinking water solutions for ORS treatment of dehydration, 2) clean water solutions for integration into the MEDiLOO® sanitation infrastructure, for example access to filtered rain-, surface- and/or groundwater suitable for washing hands and flushing the MEDiLOO® sanitation, and 3) solutions for urine and feces treatment for water and nutrients harvesting and reuse.

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):