Crowdsourcing vs. coronavirus: Inside the global push to 3D-print masks and ventilator parts – Fortune Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
With news of COVID-19 affecting individuals across the globe, hospitals and medical clinics are experiencing a shortage in supplies such as ventilators, respirators, and personal protective equipment (PPE). However, as news of the virus spreads, design professionals are banning together with medical professionals and engineers to find solutions to the shortage. – Archinect Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
So far, the team has been “blown away by the support”, according to Keogh, who said the current global health crisis is “showing how willing people are to row in behind each other for the greater good and contribute their skills”. – Silicon Republic Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
The open source ventilator is not only a thing, but it’s being tackled at lightning speed by at least one group aiming to have a low-cost, easy-to-assemble ventilator design finished, validated and up and in production at lightning speed to meet the pressing ventilator problem worldwide. – Ian Scales, Telecom TV Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
There are actually a lot of similar ideas on the web, some of them of dubious quality, but this one seems to be the real deal – being designed by engineers and medical folk, and built around an existing hand-operated medical ventilator. – Steve Bush, Electronics Weekly Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
Mr Keogh told The Irish Times he thought it would be unlikely that the finished product would be used by the HSE itself unless in extreme emergencies as they likely have sufficient equipment. However, he added it could be used in an emergency locally and also in other countries that don’t have as many resources. […]
It doesn’t matter where you are, it doesn’t matter what your skillset is, what time zone you’re in, if you can contribute in a group to these large scale projects, you can have very high-impact results in a very short amount of time – Colin Keogh Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
After getting some very helpful information and positive reinforcement from experienced front line professionals on the Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies group and researching elsewhere, I knew that a small, simple and automated ventilator would be a valuable commodity, so I started the GitLab project.” – Trevor Smale Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
The open source ventilator is not only a thing, but it’s being tackled at lightning speed by at least one group aiming to have a low-cost, easy-to-assemble ventilator design finished, validated and up and in production at lightning speed to meet the pressing ventilator problem worldwide. – Aaron Rogan, Business Post Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
Calling Docs, Nurses, Engineers&Designers: Join this OS Ventilator Project- give time & expertise- help develop low-cost ventilators to fight #COVID19
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