COVID-19  India Project #52587

Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand

by Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand
Global Covid Emergency! - Oxygen On Demand

Summary

Emergency Oxygen - The Appropriate Technology Collaborative is making an oxygen concentrator for Covid relief. Millions of people in India, Africa and Asia are now suffocating due to lack of oxygen. Hospitals are over run with Covid patients. The situation is dire, but Covid patients, if given oxygen early on, can recover at home. Home oxygen means fewer patients are hospitalized and fewer are intubated. Oxygen is essential. Let's help local people take control and make their own oxygen.

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Challenge

Globally millions of people are suffocating due to lack of oxygen. The next predicted hot spotsTimor, Thailand, Mongolia, Cambodia and Uruguay. Oxygen can relieve pressure on hospitals and save lives. The world needs a better, easy to build and easy to maintain oxygen concentrator. If Covid patients are given oxygen early and in high quantity we can keep them out of the hospital and many can recover at home. Hospitals will see less overcrowding and lives will be saved.

Solution

Oxygen is the key. The International Journal of Infectious Disease states: 1. Oxygen supplementation may disrupt virus replication. 2. Oxygen therapy improves antiviral immune response. 3. An oxygen-rich environment inhibits virus replication. 4. Nocturnal oxygen therapy may delay the progression of COVID-19. The statistics to back these claims are impressive. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971220305154

Long-Term Impact

Hospitals will not be over-run with patients. The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) is developing "On Demand Oxygen" a critical and necessary piece of medical infrastructure that will save lives. We have designed many technologies that improve quality of life. See: https://www.apptechdesign.org/design-library Making an oxygen concentrator that is simple to build and easy to maintain is the next step to saving lives during this world-wide pandemic.

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Organization Information

Appropriate Technology Collaborative

Location: Ann Arbor, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
John Barrie
Ann Arbor, MI United States

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