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Irish health officials to review 3D-printed ventilator

Irish health officials to review 3D-printed ventilator

Written by David

March 22, 2020


Health officials in Ireland are set to review a prototype 3D-printed ventilator next week created by an open source hardware project started to address shortages driven by the spread of coronavirus.


“We have six prototypes that are ready to be manufactured and tested with validation by the [Health Service Executive] likely from next week,” Colin Keogh, a 3D printing expert at University College Dublin and an early member of the Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies project, told the Irish Times .


While Ireland is not currently facing a shortage of the ventilators, which are often needed to treat COVID-19 cases, getting approval from the country’s regulatory body could lead to deployment elsewhere down the road.


“Developed countries may be able to cope with COVID-19, but emerging nations may find it that much harder to overcome,” Keogh said. “So our overarching goal is to develop a functional […]

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