By Marie Kalliney, Sasha Evers, and Jelena Ivanjac The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced clear examples of why organizations are better off cooperating and collaborating when
Middlesex University London alumnus Darren Lewis responds to Covid challenge with simple ventilator “invaluable” in crises and in healthcare systems with limited equipment.
A face mask may appear to just be a humble piece of fabric, but it has the potential to completely change the course of the pandemic that we are currently facing. However, the right masks must be worn, and worn correctly, in order for them to achieve maximum efficacy.
In March 2020, RespiraWorks was founded as a response to the onset of COVID-19. Since then, RespiraWorks has grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with over 200 volunteers across the globe. In the past several months, the team has reached multiple milestones while continuing to move towards a fully-functional Reference Design.
COVID-19 resulted in an outpouring of volunteer groups looking to design open-source ventilators. VentOS volunteers seek to support these groups. Their mission is to create an embedded operating system that will enable groups to develop safe and effective ventilators for diverse medical settings.