We spoke to Colin Keogh, a Dublin-based engineer who is working with Conall Laverty and David Pollard to organise the open-source project in Ireland, inviting engineers, designers and medical professionals to generate and validate ideas for open-source designs of ventilators that can be produced at scale to aid the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
So far, the team has been “blown away by the support”, according to Keogh, who said the current global health crisis is “showing how willing people are to row in behind each other for the greater good and contribute their skills”.
“We want to help solve this global crisis.”
An Irish engineer is leading a global group of 600-plus experts trying to develop an easy-to-assemble ventilator that could be used in the battle against #coronavirus #Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/5x7wYx6aEh
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 21, 2020