Right to Repair
Why Repair Techs Are Hacking Ventilators With DIY Dongles From Poland
As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software to circumvent manufacturer repair locks and keep life-saving ventilators running.
A Medical Device Maker Threatens iFixit Over Ventilator Repair Project
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.
Hospitals Need to Repair Ventilators. Manufacturers Are Making That Impossible
We are seeing how the monopolistic repair and lobbying practices of medical device companies are making our response to the coronavirus pandemic harder.