A fully functioning low-cost computer-controlled ventilator is needed to combat the effects of COVID-19.
To achieve a low-cost ventilator for the third world countries we need you to volunteer yourself and your 3-D printer. We have finished our design work and need high-quality prototype printing with an SLA 3-D printer. Print envelope needs to be 200 x 200 x 200. Some components can be printed by the filament 3-D printing method. There are several components needed for this important work.
The ventilator has various automated features to accommodate the needs of the patient in conjunction with remote interaction with the medical professional supervising the patient. In other words, the doctor might be on the other side of the planet. Low cost is necessary as the virus is indiscriminately attacking anyone and everyone all over the world whether they are rich or poor. A very significant number of hospitals in third world countries typically only have one or two ventilators and have absolutely no hope of helping those affected survive.
If you think that you have something to offer our group we would be delighted to be from you.
We look forward to your participation.
We seek volunteers for 3-D printers and their master. We will be happy to pay for the materials.
Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ
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
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 15, 2020
Must be at least 12
Not much time is required because your 3-D printer will be doing most of the work
High-quality prototype printing with an SLA 3-D Printer. Print Envelope needs to be 200 x 200 x 200.