RespiraWorks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with over 200 contributors worldwide working to rapidly design a low-cost and open-source ventilator, a powered air-purifying respirator, and other medical equipment for communities under served by the global supply chain. Our objective is to provide the know-how and technology to enable others to manufacture these systems and put them in the hands of those who need them most.
Most recently, we have partnered with a team in India, FoundryM, to deploy and manufacture ventilators to address COVID-19 cases in that country. The India team is supported by AMTZ, a research and development institution park and medical device incubation center created by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in India. Once we verify the quality and practicality of our designs, we’ll work to scale our solutions for other communities around the world.
We have also recently joined with BostonVent. BostonVent brings more than 35 years of combined FDA experience, and their anesthesiologists have extensive experience in ICU and pre-hospital care. Their volunteers are professionally affiliated with Harvard Medical School and MIT.
BostonVent's goals resonate with our own. Both our designs are open-source and aimed at helping developing countries. We are thrilled to combine their expertise with the knowledge base of RespiraWorks' engineers and physicians, who include volunteers from Stanford, Caltech, and dozens of other universities and think tanks from around the world. Together, we are dedicated to building an affordable open-source ventilator for anyone in need.
*Note on location: RespiraWorks is currently a remote operation. While some engineers have physically worked together, most of our volunteers work remotely from locations all over the country and the world.
RespiraWorks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with over 200 contributors worldwide working to rapidly design a low-cost and open-source ventilator, a powered air-purifying respirator, and other medical equipment for communities…