Are you a researcher, postdoc or studying in a field around medical engineering?
Agorize are currently advertising an exciting competition, initiated by the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre and Code Life, The Montreal General Hospital Foundation, as a response to the worldwide need for ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare systems are under tremendous pressure and patients need access to ventilators for respiratory support.
They are challenging King’s researchers and postdoc students to join the effort to design a “simple, maintainable, easy-to-manufacture ventilator to provide life support to COVID patients anywhere in the world.”
Do you have a simple design for a ventilator, ready to be pitched?
“Our modern world provides the means to produce these life-saving ventilators thanks to widespread rapid manufacturing tools—3D printers, CNC machines— combined with low-cost computers (i.e. smartphones, Arduinos, etc.), but what we’re missing is a design.”
You will need to satisfy particular design specifications but winning designs will be available for use immediately anywhere in the world. Your design should be easy to build locally, must be easy to check for functionality and must meet the design requirements on Agorize’s competition page. Three finalists will be selected and their designs will be available to download for free globally.
Funding and support for your project
The top three winning designs will share an award of over $200,000 (CAD).
Code Life Ventilator Challenge prioritises to support participants by providing them with technical, engineering, materials and compliance experts who will be available for consultation and support in the participants’ projects.
Frequently asked questions and more details about the project can be found here.
Don’t delay, get involved now via the competition page.
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