More than 200 teams around the world responded to the CoVent-19 Challenge in April to develop a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilator, sharing their designs on GrabCAD.com. Seven finalist teams compete in May.
Phase 1 submissions included teams from 43 different countries, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Greece, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The finalist teams are:
SmithVent, a team of Smith College (Northampton, Mass.) engineering alumni and friends.
CORE Vent, submitted by Ross Hunter of Armadilla Ltd. (Edinburgh, Scotland)
InVent Pneumatic Ventilator, submitted by fuseproject, a design and innovation firm (San Francisco), Cionic, a medical device technology company (San Francisco), and a mechanical engineering team from Accenture (Seattle).
RespiraWorks, a global team of dozens of engineers, healthcare workers and other professionals with a focus on developing countries and low-resource communities.
OP Vent, submitted by a team from Nvidia (Santa Clara, Calif.), Waymo (Mountain View, Calif.), Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Lung Evolve, submitted by an engineering team from the Universidad Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia) and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia).
Baxter Ventilator, submitted by a team of educators, students, and alumni from Baxter Academy for Technology and Science (Portland, Maine).