Startups vs COVID-19

A repository of resources for Indian startups solving challenges created by COVID-19


Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Type
Hackathon
Details

To design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the COVID patients, in an emergency timeframe. With potentially 70% of the population on the brink of being infected by COVID-19, our worldwide health care systems will be strained beyond their limits. Even now, there aren't enough ventilators to save everyone who needs respiratory support, and doctors are having to make agonizing decisions about who to save. 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. We need YOU to design a simple, maintainable, easy-to-manufacture ventilator to provide life support to COVID patients anywhere in the world. The top three designs will be available for free download to anyone who needs them, saving lives immediately. Winners will receive a prize of CAD $200,000. The competition is open globally.

Leading Org
The Montreal General Hospital Foundation , in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Deadline to Apply
31st March 2020

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