Code Life Ventilator Challenge

To design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the COVID patients, in an emergency timeframe.

 About the organizers

The initiative is led by

 

Dr. Reza Farivar, Leader
Canada Research Chair in Integrative Neuroscience,
Scientist at the Research Institute of MUHC.
 
Stuart Kozlick, Associate Leader
Strategic Advisor, Executive-In-Residence, Fasken
Professor of Practice, McGill University.
  
Contact Dr. Farivar Contact Mr. Kozlick
 
 

If you are an expert in mechanical ventilation, materials and manufacturing, or verification, please contact Dr. Farivar directly.

For all contest-related questions, address your questions through the Agorize platform.

 

About the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

The mission of the RI-MUHC is to generate and leverage discovery and innovation to establish the MUHC as a world-class centre of excellence in patient-centered medicine. Excellence in clinical, evaluative and fundamental research will bring the innovations that will transform health care, providing an integrated view of disease and patient information with related therapies. 

Visit: rimuhc.ca

About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation

Since 1973, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) has played a key role within the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) and the McGill University Health Network as a proud sponsor of significant medical R&D and technology development and acquisition. The MGHF now manages the third largest healthcare fund in Quebec, with $140 million in assets. In accordance with the wishes of donors, the funds raised by the MGHF go toward supporting patient care, research programs, acquiring cutting-edge equipment, and helping medical teams with their priority needs. Its leadership and strong relationships with the healthcare community have made the MGHF a sound advisor for donors as to where funds are most needed and can have the greatest impact.
Visit: Codelife.ca 


About Agorize

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The Advisory Panel 

 

Dr. Yoanna

Skrobik

MD, FRCP(c)

Division of Internal Medicine

McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Peter

Goldberg

MD

Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine

McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Dev

Jayaraman

MD

Department of Critical Care, Internal Medicine

McGill University Health Centre

Ash

Gursahaney

MD

Associate chief of the ICU

Department of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine, McGill University

Emidio

Farias

RRT, M.HSc.

Inhalation Therapist

Skyservice Air Ambulance, McGill University Health Centre

Arthur

Slutsky

MD

Professor

Departments of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, University of Toronto

Claudia

Dosantos

MD

Clinician Scientist

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael’s Hospital

Laurent

Brochard

MD

Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine

St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

John

Marshall

MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS

Co-Director

Critical Illness and Injury Research Centre, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael’s Hospital

Margaret

Pisani

MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-director Sleep in the ICU Task Force

Yale University

Joseph A.

Fisher

MD, FRCP(c)

Professor

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Jordi

Mancebo

MD

Director

Intensive Care Department of University Hospital De Sant Pau