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COVID-19 Ventilator


Dr. Sam Canning, Convenor Industrial Design, Major Convenor 3D/Product Design

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

What it does

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed glaring inequalities in global healthcare access. Many countries in the global south do not have the ICU facilities and medical equipment to deal with serious respiratory illnesses.  

This ventilator design can be produced with a minimum of specified components, many of which are open to improvisation depending on what is available locally.  

As with all medical equipment, this design must be built and used under competent medical supervision.  A ventilator is a last resort life support device.

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Queensland, Australia

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.