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Innovative Control Systems Engineer

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ArdenVent

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In recent years there have been novel approaches to automating mechanical ventilation. The core idea is to intelligently regulate physiological variables (blood oxygenation etc.) rather than a physical variable (pressure, tidal volume). The development of this technology, however, is slow because communication protocols have only recently started to follow international standards necessary for inter-device control systems. To control physiological variables, many additional sensors have to be included. These devices all have medical grade certificates which are often unnecessary but bloat the cost of the devices to a level where physiological closed-loop control becomes simply impractical.

Our Ventilator is designed to provide a doctor with all the information he might need to care for a patient, in the worst-case scenario even from home. Naturally, this opens up the door to physiological closed-loop control which will help take away work from the doctors and caregivers and really allow for safe remote control.

We have several ideas on how such physiological closed-loop controls could be implemented but we lack the time to test our hypothesis and develop a proof of concept. We are therefore looking for a control systems engineer who can research whether public research on these concepts exists, realize a proof of concept or test such a system against simulation and of course, bring his/her own innovative ideas to the discussion. The advances in this field will contribute towards lowering the cost of mechanical ventilation beyond the pandemic.


Minimal Requirements

  • academic background in systems control
  • 3+ years of work experience
  • C++ coding skills (or can work closely with a C++ programmer to write the code for the Ventilator)
  • 10h+ guaranteed weekly contribution

Ideal Requirements
  • 8+ years of work experience
  • proficient in C++ and embedded systems development
  • Experience with multi-dimensional and multi-level control systems
  • Experience with Neural Networks

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.

Computers & Technology
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Software Engineering
  • System Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Research
  • Robotics

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • depending on your expertise and self-sufficiency you can contribute between 5h to 15h per week but really we are looking for full-time developers.
  • Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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