CoVent-19 Challenge: 7 teams build working prototypes in finalist round (video)

May 11, 2020

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:

SmithVenta team of Smith College (Northampton, Mass.) engineering alumni and friends.

CORE Ventsubmitted by Ross Hunter of Armadilla Ltd. (Edinburgh, Scotland)

InVent Pneumatic Ventilatorsubmitted 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).

RespiraWorksa global team of dozens of engineers, healthcare workers and other professionals with a focus on developing countries and low-resource communities.

OP Ventsubmitted 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 Evolvesubmitted by an engineering team from the Universidad Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia) and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia).

Baxter Ventilatorsubmitted by a team of educators, students, and alumni from Baxter Academy for Technology and Science (Portland, Maine).

Learn more about the event sponsored by Stratasys and Ximedica.

Stratasys providing pro bono 3D printing services for global, open-innovation initiative led by Boston anesthesiology resident physicians.