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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The team, called MIT E-Vent (for emergency ventilator), was formed on March 12, 2020, in response to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its members were brought together by the exhortations of doctors, friends, and a sudden flood of mail referencing a project done a decade ago in the MIT class 2.75 (Medical Device Design).

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I heard the Life Hackers got tasked with something like this too.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-03-29 03:08 PM | Reply

No oxygen bottle. The worst cases need 90% oxygen I heard. Must be a temporary step?

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-03-29 03:19 PM | Reply

Now, with a significant global need looming, a new team, linked to that course, has resumed the project at a highly accelerated pace.

This is really cool.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-29 04:29 PM | Reply

That's the thing Tom Hanks built on Apollo 13.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-29 10:44 PM | Reply

This is lame. U of Minnesota already beat the nerds at MIT with a product that actually works.

#5 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-03-30 04:43 AM | Reply

Now watch as those materials needed for real ventilators become unobtainium as millions of MacGyvers buy them up.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-30 08:00 AM | Reply

I've got an extra CPAP machine. What am I bid?

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2020-03-30 09:02 AM | Reply

#6 These are "real" too. Did you think they were fake?

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 12:22 PM | Reply

"Now watch as those materials needed for real ventilators become unobtainium "

All you have to do is appreciate the greatness that is Trump. And he will send you one of those unobtainiums.

Just don't be like that "woman" in Michigan!

Trumpy has plenty of them "real" ventilators.

He just needs a little favor first!

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-30 12:29 PM | Reply

This is an uncertified proof of concept wired on piece of plywood. A small step above taking pool cleaner. Manufacturers making real equipment don't need hobbyists creating scarcity.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-30 12:55 PM | Reply

#10 scarcity of what? Your argument rests on a presumption they'll be using something that's used in a "real" ventilator. Please identify what that is and prove it's scarce or will be made scarce by this concept, instead of just taking that as true and -------- all over what might be a great idea.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 01:06 PM | Reply

Did you look at the picture? Do you think they built the pump and hoses and valves from scratch?

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-30 01:12 PM | Reply

Joe, can you PM me your home address? I have some extra aquarium cleaner to send you.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-30 01:14 PM | Reply

Did you look at the picture?

Yes. I also looked at the article which said hospitals already have Ambu-bags on hand in large quantities.

So again - identify what will be made scarce by this concept and prove it. Or STFU and get out of the way.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 01:18 PM | Reply

If a hospital runs out of ventilators and has 1,000 Ambu-bags and tubes in a supply closet should they decline to make this ventilator? What a stupid argument you're attempting to make.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 01:19 PM | Reply

Maybe they should check the back of the supply closet and they'll find some masks and toilet paper too.

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-30 01:26 PM | Reply

#13 You've got Chloroquine? You're sitting on a gold mine!
Too bad Silk Road got shut down you could sell that at an insane markup right now.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-30 01:27 PM | Reply

#16 So you've got nothing? Thanks for confirming. Run along now.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 01:31 PM | Reply

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