People are trying to make DIY ventilators

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies
United States (San Francisco)

Calling all doctors, nurses, engineers and designers: coronavirus wants you!

Ventilators are essential for taking care of people struggling to breathe in serious cases of coronavirus. They may look simple, but they’re not. As countries face shortages of important medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, makers are desperately trying to fill the gaps with open source designs.

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies is a Facebook group devoted to creating an open source ventilator and other medical supplies. Makers exchange information on how to make vital medical equipment for patients infected with the coronavirus quickly and cheaply.

Read more ► ZDNet: ‘How open source software is tackling COVID-19 coronavirus’

Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor-in-chief, Atlas of the Future (18 March 2020)

Project leader

Gui Cavalcanti, Co-Founder, Breeze Automation

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  1. Franco Defendi ( Italy )

    Hi… I would like to ask why after my request for information on a drug U blocked me. I think I didn’t ask for anything wrong.
    Good day

    • Lisa Goldapple

      Hi Franco, This is the first comment we have seen from you. You are certainly not blocked from commenting on Atlas of the Future. It’s an open platform. What would you like to know more about?

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