Fighting COVID-19: Maker Projects that Can Make a Difference
This is a selection of projects and initiatives to make solutions to to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. Please note that most of them are uncertified biomedical devices. Still, they are likely to be helpful, and maybe life-saving, since there is a shortage in many hospitals around the globe.
Laser Free Face Shield
This face shield is easy to make. It requires only a 3D printed part, and an overhead projector sheet, commonly found in schools.
Prusa Protective Face Shield - RC2
A prototype face shield developed by Prusa. It has been submitted to the Czech Ministry of Health for certification.
Building a DIY ventilator is fairly controversial and carries a high risk. This is why Johnny Lee designed a Low-cost Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). This is an effective piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that could be helpful to caregivers.
Emergency Mask for Hospital Ventilators
This is a solution to repurpose the snorkeling Easybreath mask into an emergency mask for ventillators. ISINOVA team designed a new valve to connect the mask to oxygen pipes. The valve is 3D printable.
Besides, ISINVA is trying actively to connect hospitals to makers who can help print the batches of 10 valves or more.
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