Group Aims to Test the Safety of DIY Medical Supplies for COVID-19 - CIMIT MAIN
Group Aims to Test the Safety of DIY Medical Supplies for COVID-19
With many novel designs emerging to address the shortages of medical supplies, there remains a need to vet the devices and ensure safety standards are met
As workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to find adequate medical supplies and protective gear, innovators from around the world have rallied to create new designs from readily available materials. These include 3D-printed face shields and nasal swabs, plus ventilator machines and an open-source oxygen concentrator.
While the response from these well-intentioned innovators is inspiring, there remains some issues around the use these new designs—one in particular being that very few were designed to meet minimum safety standards or vetted at an early enough stage to help these pop-up equipment manufacturers make the necessary adjustments.