At least one New Hampshire member of the Makerspace community – Adam Shrey, one of the leaders of MakeIt Labs in Nashua, the state’s first makerspace – is involved in an effort to create open-source medical equipment.
I talked to Ja’dan Johnson in Flordia, who’s handling communications for the online group called OSCMS, for Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies.
He said it began like the project you’ve probably heard about in Italy where a volunteer 3D printed ventilator valves that saved a number of patients struggling to breathe as COVID19 destroys their lungs.
“It was kicked off by Gui Cavalcanti. He worked on building an open-source ventilator, and within two days had about 1,000 members,” said Johnson. “As it continued on trajectory, they realized it is not only a problem with ventilators – n95 masks, gloves, filters, many things. … The…