Open Medical (Our action to combat with COVID-19)

A team of medical device developers have come together to create a new respirator design to address the shortage of PPE in hospitals. This design is based on Origami – it does not require any sewing or other special equipment – just scissors, a zip tie, and an elastic band. Sterilization wrap (widely available in hospitals and online) is the recommended material choice, since it is rated for 95% Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE). Instructional videos, template files, and other reference materials can be found at the link below. This open-source collaboration is the output of many passionate organizations and individuals including ArchimedicNextFabUniversity of PennsylvaniaJonathan KielMohit PrajapatiShu YangMatthew Bell, and Eric Sugalski. Check out Open Medical, a non-profit organization focused on developing medical products for patients and providers with urgent unmet medical needs, and origami facemasks.

Young-Joo Lee also made a Youtube video on how to DYI at home.