Internet in a Box

A portable offline Wikipedia and Medical resource server

Internet-in-a-Box (IIAB) is a low-cost digital library, consisting of a wireless access point with storage, which users nearby can connect to. It is an effort to provide Wikipedia and other content via physical media. It is primarily for distribution in places where access to the Internet is limited or controlled. The device includes software which creates a Wi-Fi hotspot that offers closed platform access.

In practice, this means that up to 32 users who are within a couple of hundred meters of the hotspot can connect to the device and access or download its content: Wikipedia slices, medical knowledge, videos and books. IIAB is not intended to further connect users to the Internet or to content, beyond what is presented in the Box itself.

Internet link:

Wiki Project Med Foundation, USA

James Heilman, MD:

Place in the Global Health Lab: