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Biomech./electrical engineer for biometric sensor for COVID-19 Ventilator

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Do you want to save hundreds of lives? We are building a remote low-cost COVID-19 Treatment system consisting of a sophisticated Ventilator, an oxygen concentrator, a biometric sensor and a remote drug administration system.

The Ventilator is well on its way to being finished and is the most complicated part of the system. It is designed for full automation but we will start with partial automation at first. One of the most important milestones to achieve that step is to gather the right information. We have identified a number of sensors that can make up a very small and simple yet immensely useful device near the face, connected to the mask. We have proven the concept but now need help to design it to a practical device that can interface with the patient and do the required measurements reliably.

We are looking for biomechanical engineers and electrical engineers who can consider some more design choices for possible additional sensors, design a PCB and a plastic case to accommodate these sensors, build a prototype, test it and prepare it for mass production in record time. Ultimately this module will be directly implemented into the mask itself and will provide the doctor with critical information about the patient such as blood pressure, patient temperature, heart rate, blood oxygenation and possibly even blood clot density and blood flow.

Minimal Requirements

  • Experience with noise-sensitive sensor circuits.
  • 3+ professional experience with electrical circuits.
  • can understand the underlying principles of the measurements.
  • considering practical challenges such as biocompatibility and humidity protection.

Ideal Requirements
  • experience with flexible circuits.
  • 10+ years of professional experience with electrical circuits.
  • background in the medical device industry

You will be provided with samples of the sensors but you need prototyping equipment yourself.

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


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


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
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Research
  • Electrical
  • Electronics




  • 15h+ per week
  • Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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