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Collective Open Source Medical Innovations for COVID-19 (COSMIC)
COVID-19 Research Area(s): Equipment & Technology Innovations
We have founded a crowdsourced, open source respiratory medical device collective for COVID struck patients (COSMIC) and have developed devices for delivery of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (CPAP/BiPAP) via snorkel mask adaptation and bubble helmet designs, as well as a novel full functioning ventilator. In addition, we have developed a CPAP supporting infrastructure design which can service entire wards or deployed to staging areas or field hospitals for respiratory support and expiratory breath scavenging to prevent COVID aerosols. All of these devices have been conceived, designed, prototyped and iterated on in just 5 short weeks from a dedicated corps of volunteers who have thrown themselves to the task of fighting for a common cause.Collaboration opportunities:
We continue to look for partners in medical device transition to manufacturing, regulatory approval and distribution globally.