Help VUB engineers to build ventilators

VUB open source ventilator

A team of engineers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s FabLab Brussels has developed a simple ventilator. They started from a design by MIT, extended with sensors based on specifications from researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the UZ Brussel. 

They will now build 10 prototypes to test the ventilator and plans will be made available online for others once the design has been validated (open source). BARCO, Audi Brussels, Flanders Make and others, are already supporting this initiative which can make a big difference for many COVID patients in Belgium, Europe and around the world.

Please join us in supporting this initiative by donating here: https://www.vub.be/fablabvoorzuurstof/ and thank you to share this call with your network.

Read more via the links below:

https://today.vub.be/en/article/vub-engineers-tackle-imminent-shortage-of-ventilation-equipment (English)

https://www.vub.be/fablabvoorzuurstof (Dutch)

https://www.tijd.be/dossiers/coronavirus/vub-ingenieurs-maken-in-enkele-dagen-prototype-van-beademingstoestel/10215810.html (Dutch)

https://www.bruzz.be/samenleving/vub-ingenieurs-komen-met-eigen-prototype-beademingstoestel-2020-03-21 (Dutch)

https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/vub-ingenieurs-hebben-prototype-beademingstoestel-klaar-en-zoeken-financiele-steun-voor-verdere-tests~ac526bb0/ (Dutch)

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