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An idea. Each of our firms have incredibly bright and talented people. Some are currently “on the bench” with idle time. So why not put these minds to use saving lives? Here’s the idea: Continued

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The world is short of ventilators, and there is no way for current production to keep up. These devices are needed to help people recover from COVID19, and without it, they will most likely not survive. Why not figure out how to produce a ventilator made of materials that are commonly available and could be assembled “in the garage” and sold to local hospitals & doctors. These “ventilators” would cost much less than commercially produced, but enough to motivate individuals to apply their labor. These devices would be of the quality of something that was built in the 1960s (think agile), but good enough to get the job done and able to be produced in large quantity. The plans would be made available for free on the internet. Thoughts?

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Give me your address EY1, you’ll get a present :)

What would you do to measure the quality of these home made products? The risk of providing malfunctioning ventilators that can potentially harm patients is dangerous. What we need is the government at all levels to identify manufacturers capable of producing ventilators, work with them to produce them in masses

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https://globalnews.ca/news/6695286/coronavirus-italy-3d-print-valves/amp/ Just need to 3d print and screw the patents. If it's not done for profit and everyone does it the patent holders won't be able to do anything especially if theyre not able to fill demand

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Glad for the thought on putting minds tp good use. Ventilators are just not the place to start. Drs. and hospitals aren't going to risk using unapproved devices. Perhaps some analytical work on predicting where equipment and personnel are going to be best utilized. Analytics on the impacts on the ethical choices being made and about to be made. Likelyhood of survival vs. years of life expectancy as an example.

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There was decades of work done to create affordable, portable, and battery operated ventilators. The issue was we didn’t buy enough to have on reserve for moments like this. I don’t think 1960’s era tech would work, honestly... Hospitals are putting patients in any available space. They need portable machines.

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