Do It Yourself - DIY | COVID19



The Venture Center’s Protoshop team is happy to announce and make available the following open source projects relevant for COVID19 response.

IR Thermometer

Make your own IR thermometer using readily available modules. Mobile phone or Power banks can be used as a power source.

Credits: BMek and Protoshop, Venture Center

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Alcohol Based Handrubs

To help countries and health-care facilities to achieve system change and adopt alcohol-based handrubs as the gold standard for hand hygiene in health care, WHO has identified formulations for their local preparation. Logistic, economic, safety, and cultural and religious factors have all been carefully considered by WHO before recommending such formulations for use worldwide.


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Open Source Ventilators

A ventilator is a machine designed to provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.
For more info on making your own ventilators please click below.

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Reusable Cotton Mask

During Corona Pandemic, IIT Bombay Hospital, security staff, maintenance and health office staff are facing an acute shortage of masks.
Make your own reusable Cotton Masks by following the simple steps:
Credits: IIT Bombay

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Decontamination and Reuse of N95 Face Mask

The lack of crucial protective devices puts health care workers at increased risk of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
On March 31, 2020, the CDC released Crisis Standards of Care Recommendations for N95 Decontamination.

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