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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 08:51 AM

Montreal Hospitals Offer $200k Reward For Simple Ventilator Design Amid COVID-19 Shortage

Montreal Hospitals Offer $200k Reward For Simple Ventilator Design Amid COVID-19 Shortage

https://www.mtlblog.com/news/canada/qc/montreal/montreal-hospitals-offer-dollar200k-reward-for-simple-ventilator-design-amid-covid-19-shortage

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation has teamed up with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) to launch a global challenge inviting inventive minds to solve one of the greatest struggles in the world's current battle against COVID-19. These two Montreal hospitals are "calling for teams to design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives."

The challenge is backed by a $200,000 prize and the top three designs will be available for free download "to anyone who needs them, saving lives immediately."

The hope is that this challenge will bring forth innovative ideas that can "serve the COVID patients, in an emergency timeframe."

For this reason, it needs to be "easy to build locally, must be easy to verify its functionality, and [it] must meet the design requirements."
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Oh, these students just don't get it. They want "low-cost" equipment. Will anybody sign off on that in the US?

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jimfields33 Mar 20 #1

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:10 AM

1. Probably not since this is canada

Iím surprised they are having problems.

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