Coronavirus mask challenge

A new challenge from german Fraunhofer Institute and Munich RE:

We are seeking for digitally distributable designs (production-ready CAD-files) for consumables like respiratory masks, valves and oxygen tanks as well as valves, to provide governments and states around the world blueprints of those parts for download. Based on this, decentral production via global 3D-printing capacities is possible.

This equipment should only be used in state of emergency for a decentral treatment of non-intensive-COVID-19-patients to reduce the demand for hospitalization. Furthermore, the selected designs have to be distributed globally “free to use” in order enable large scale production.

Prices for winning this challenge:

  • First place: 100 T€
  • Second place: 50 T€
  • Third place: 25 T€

Criteria (The criteria can be refined during the challenge due to changes of the situation):

  • It is important that these designs can be produced in a cost effective and resource saving manner
  • The masks for example should be usable when patients lie on their belly, also germs should not get spread when patients cough
  • The parts need to have informations regarding the material to be used

Info Here
two challenges, one for ventilators and the second for masks,