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== Technology research and development ==
== Technology research and development ==
|title=2020 Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Group COVID19 Projects & Publications
|image:Covid19.JPG|[[A review of open source ventilators for COVID-19 and future pandemics]]
|image:maskmakers.JPG|[[Open-Source Medical Hardware for Pandemics]]
|image:osswab.jpg|[[Parametric Nasopharyngeal Swab for Sampling COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses: Open Source Design, SLA 3-D Printing and UV Curing System]]
|image:Os papr.jpg|[https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202006.0207/v1 Conversion of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Mask to Open Source Powered Air-Purifying Particulate Respirator for Fire Fighter COVID-19 Response]
|image:PPE-highT3DP.PNG|[https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202005.0479/v1 Open Source High-Temperature Reprap for 3-D Printing Heat-Sterilizable PPE and Other Applications]
|image:Opensourcedoctor.png|[https://opensource.com/article/20/3/volunteer-covid19 Contribute to open source healthcare projects for COVID-19]
|image:Maskcovid.jpg|[https://theconversation.com/as-the-coronavirus-interrupts-global-supply-chains-people-have-an-alternative-make-it-at-home-133218 As the coronavirus interrupts global supply chains, people have an alternative – make it at home]
=== Literature reviews and evaluation criteria ===
=== Literature reviews and evaluation criteria ===

Revision as of 10:37, 17 June 2020

This is a meta-list of the articles and projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete list of articles, see Category:Flu pandemic.

How can you help?

Appropedia is looking to gather information on solutions that are appropriate and effective. We are looking for solutions that, despite any type of technology used, are low-cost, reproducible and resource-accessible to the vast majority of the world population. Developing great documentation is hard, but necessary for creating real impact.

If you want to support us, you can do any of the following:

  • Edit and expand an existing literature review by adding sources. See MOST literature reviews for reference.
  • Creating new literature reviews for open source projects.
  • We need a process for peer-reviewing DIY projects for PPE.
  • At least one third of the global population[1] is currently under one or more forms of restriction in relation to COVID-19W. Help us devise a list of appropriate technology resources for people in isolation to solve basic survival problems with the use of appropriate technology.
  • Help us search on Appropedia, for solutions to ensure a decent quality of life for the world population after the pandemic subdues.

Information resources

Previous thoughts on pandemics

  • Influenza pandemic, written almost 10 years ago, focuses on scenarios surrounding a (then—potential) pandemic.
  • PandemicOSAT is an essay (based on Ebola), composed by User:LucasG, with a focus on the design of appropriate technology for use during a pandemic. For a more recent essay of his, see My Ideal Panflu.

Fab labs

Technology research and development

2020 Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Group COVID19 Projects & Publications

Literature reviews and evaluation criteria

PPE and medical equipment

  • MTU 3-D printing PPE, provides a list of some of the medical equipment being produced at Michigan Tech, through the use of 3D–printers.
  • Open source ventilator, is documenting the process of open source ventilator development at MTU.
  • Tools for Fabric Mask Makers, is documenting tools that can be used for sewing fabric face masks, including creating printable templates for DIY tools.

Non-medical technology


Disaster response

After the crisis

  • We are in the process of developing a list of OSAT resources, that may assist in alleviating any negative after-effects on survival and livelihood, once the most-devastating wave of the pandemic, has subsided. To review and contribute to this resource, See: Appropriate technology resources for COVID-19 crisis.