To combat COVID-19, Dr. Marcelo Zuffo and Dr. Raúl Lima created an open-license ventilator called INSPIRE that can be built with relatively easy-to-find parts.
iFixit has built a comprehensive online database of repair manuals for ventilators and medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Last week it received a letter claiming copyright infringement.
“I felt like it was the end and I wasn’t going to be able to say goodbye to my mom. It scared me to death. I cried constantly.”
Ventilator manufacturers have released repair documentation that makes it easier to repair broken ventilators and fix new ones.
Several companies are racing against time to create what will be a key weapon for India when it’ll come to fully confronting the pandemic.
The Neyman/Babcock method would allow more than one patient to use the same ventilator, but only if administered correctly.
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.