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ArdenVent

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We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.

As we learn more about the virus, the benefits of early oxygen support become more and more evident. Unfortunately, receiving oxygen at the moment requires you to go to a hospital. Many people especially in developing countries have either no access to these, can not afford the stay, or simply don't trust the system. This leads to tragic life long organ damage or even death that could have easily avoided by supplying a little bit of oxygen as early as possible. To not make cost or location an issue any longer we are working a small and low-cost oxygen concentrator which is to be distributed with the ventilator and is designed specifically for the COVID-19 scenario. Herefore we need the help of capable engineers that can read through existing research and existing designs independently, go back to the first principles and reconsider the parameters of existing designs to find a sweet spot where effectiveness for this specific application and cost-effectiveness are maximized.

Minimal Requirements

  • 2 years of work experience as a mechanical engineer
  • Familiarity with physical Systems modeling
  • Experience with Systems Design
  • Capability to work in a small team without much supervision.
  • 10h+ per week dedicated time


If you feel you have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist with this position and you are interested in volunteering with us, please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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About ArdenVent

Location:

Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's medical workforce fighting COVID-19

Description

We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.
Our equipment will be distributed on a "what you can pay" basis. Our Ventilator is different from other emergency Ventilators in that it will be controllable over the Internet, with the medical professional observing the patient over a phone camera, thus reducing viral load on the medical professionals at the front line, enabling those in stable countries to help and allowing one doctor to have an overview over many patients.

Our Ventilator is now in testing and we are finalizing fine air control. Parts cost for a single unit are 300$ but will drop in mass production and bulk ordering maybe even down to 200$.

Our roadmap consists of 4 Versions which can be deployed over the internet. It is envisaged that the Ventilator will be assembled by qualified volunteers, go through centralized quality control and then distributed to places of greatest needs on an international basis. Once enough funding is raised, a part of the workload will be outsourced to specialized companies.

Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • System Engineering
  • Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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