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CoVent-19 Challenge (Round 1)

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Anticipating the unmet need for mechanical ventilation to treat infected individuals with lung infection from COVID-19 is crucial to their battle with this virus and survival. The United States has the capacity to ventilate about 170,000 patients, while 960,000 patients are projected to require mechanical ventilators. Even with the addition of a hundred thousand more mechanical ventilators, we do not have the capacity to ventilate this many patients, forcing physicians to make the impossible decision— who receives mechanical ventilation to continue to fight COVID-19 and who will not. How might we increase the capacity of hospitals to provide mechanical ventilation to those infected?

Our answer will be rapidly deployable ventilators that we can use to close the gap between those in need and our actual resources in healthcare systems around the world.

CoVent-19 Challenge is an open innovation challenge to develop rapidly deployable solutions for the COVID-19 mechanical ventilator crisis. The Challenge will consist of a 2-round design challenge that aims to finalize CAD assemblies by May 1, 2020 and functional prototypes by May 27, 2020. CoVent-19 has convened panels of medical and technical experts who will guide requirements and design processes.

The general entry round, focused on initial designs, will run for four weeks, with a panel of judges selecting up to 20 finalists. Evaluation by judges of minimum-viable ventilator designs will assess safety, reliability, and manufacturability, while minimizing cost and complex software and electronics.

Finalist teams will work with medical and technical experts through a four-week invitation-only round to develop and test functional prototypes. Stratasys application engineers will provide 3D printing consulting and services to the finalists.

To ensure our ventilator solutions reach the infected people in need, we have partnered with manufacturing and global health experts who have experience in navigating world-wide crises.

Please see the following documents for more details on the CoVent-19 Challenge Process:
1. Challenge Instructional Manual
2. CoVent Design Brief and Requirements

Requirements

  • JUDGING CRITERIA

    1. Meets system requirements

    2. Manufacturing complexity

    3. Functionality

    4. Likelihood of success

  • Requirements needed for Submission:
    1. System requirements included in the Design Brief

    2. Project abstract (upload by 4/15/20) – list of team members, description of your design and how it works, and project timeline

    3. CAD assembly (STEP/IGES)

    4. Materials and manufacturing method selection

  • Important Documentation
    Covent Design Overview PDF


    Challenges Instruction Manual (Version 2)


    Ventilator Basics By CoVent-19 Challenge

  • Be sure to Check out a Webinar Talking about the CoVent Challenge with FAQ.


    Click Here to Watch

  • Be sure to download the Spec below to get all specifications and documentation on the challenge.

Download specification

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION:


    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.


    By entering the Challenge you:

      1) Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions.
      2) Accept the Sponsor's Terms & Conditions
      3) Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury).
      4) Warrant that you are eligible to participate.
      5) Warrant that the submission is your original work. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
      6) Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
      7) Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
      8) Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs.
      9) Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.

  • SUBMITTING AN ENTRY


    Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible. We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries. Entries are automatically given the tag "Covent19Round12020" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.

  • AWARDING THE WINNERS


    The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through PayPal. All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge.

  • We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners.


    Winning designs will be chosen based on the Rules and Requirements.

  • Schedule


    This Round one challenge ends on May 1st, 2020 (23:59 EST.) Finalists will be announced on May 5th, 2020. Finalists will move onto the next round.

  • DISCLAIMER

    No Entry submitted to this Challenge has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
    Accordingly, the efficacy of an Entry has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These
    Entries are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and are for informational
    purposes only. No information presented here is meant as a substitute for, or alternative to,
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Prizes

Prize Winnings

$10,000 in Prizes

First Place

Stratasys to provide $6,500 in Stratasys Direct Manufacturing credit

Second Place

Stratasys to provide $2,500 in Stratasys Direct Manufacturing credit

Third Place

Stratasys to provide $1,000 in Stratasys Direct Manufacturing credit

Stratasys Direct prize amount expires on 12/31/2020. Orders must ship on or before 12/31/2020. Restrictions Apply.

About CoVent-19 Challenge Team

CoVent-19 Challenge was started by anesthesiology residents at Massachusetts General Hospital who have expertise in mechanical ventilation and medical device design. We are hosting this challenge in collaboration with our sponsors, Stratasys, Ximedica, Hackers/Founders and Valispace. We have partnered with global leaders in medical device design and rapid manufacturing to ensure a clear, expedited path to regulatory approval and production of the winning ventilator design. Advisors for this project include leaders from the private and public sectors, in addition to expert panels of anesthesiology and critical care physicians and medical device industry leaders.

68 comments

  • Rob Roberts III

    Rob Roberts III 4 months ago

    Two months of scrambling over each other in a competition before any type of manufacturins even begine? Coventor at UMN is designed. Build that. Perfect is the enemy of done.
    https://med.umn.edu/covid19Ventilator

    Rob Roberts III has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Richard Boyer

    Richard Boyer 4 months ago

    Hi Rob, in the instructions we have included how to participate with designs that are further along with a fast track submission. Thank you for your interest.

    Richard Boyer has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Rob Roberts III

    Rob Roberts III 4 months ago

    I'm champing at the bit to build. I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with for a fast track design.

    Rob Roberts III has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Hamed Ebadi

    Hamed Ebadi 4 months ago

    I will support this system for you

    Hamed Ebadi has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • yousef nezam

    yousef nezam 4 months ago

    Hi
    I am the designer of aquaculture machines in the field of aquaculture in fish farms
    And the owner of a factory, I hope I can succeed in this challenge

    yousef nezam has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Tim Murray

    Tim Murray 4 months ago

    Here is my drill powered machine. It can even pump 2 bags at once.
    https://youtu.be/2HadS4hO9WE

    Tim Murray has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Germano Pecoraro

    Germano Pecoraro 4 months ago

    Hi! I am lock down about march, 10 at my home! Deadline is 29 days? It will be too late. I think to finished about one week-10 days! Regards

    Germano Pecoraro has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • Chance Vionis

    Chance Vionis 4 months ago

    @Germano Pecoraro, it is predicted the number of COVID-19 cases hasn't even reached its peak yet. It definitely won't be too late in 29 days; if anything, we'll need more ventilators than we do currently by then.

    Chance Vionis has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Christoff Heunis

    Christoff Heunis 4 months ago

    Would Ambu bags be available to form part of the design?

    Christoff Heunis has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Richard Boyer

    Richard Boyer 4 months ago

    Kodi, Thank you for the question. We did not specify programming and electronics, because some solutions may be purely mechanical. However, if you are developing an electromechanical system then you should submit the full solution with electronics and programming. The goal being to start feasibility testing in Round 2. If you need EE assistance, there are many engineers interested in joining teams on our Slack team building channel (link in the Instruction Manual). Thank you for your participation in this challenge.

    Richard Boyer has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Richard Boyer

    Richard Boyer 4 months ago

    Christoff, Thank you for the question. If you are using OTS components, supply availability should be taken into account.

    Richard Boyer has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Germano Pecoraro

    Germano Pecoraro 4 months ago

    @Chance Vionis - Sorry if I'm replying late, but in Italy the web signal is discontinuous, because everyone is connected. I think the time factor is very important. Please see my idea: XXI Century M3/M4 . Regards

    Germano Pecoraro has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • aidan Tawney

    aidan Tawney 4 months ago

    In the immersion system requirements sheet, on SR-34, it says “none with labeling”. What does this mean?

    aidan Tawney has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Adam Pohl

    Adam Pohl 4 months ago

    I would like to participate but my time is limited anybody need a team member?

    Adam Pohl has uploaded 99 CAD models & has left 1207 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 4 months ago

    Hello GrabCAD Challengers,
    just letting you all know that the important documents under requirements have been updated be sure to download under specifications if the PDF links do not work for you.
    Thanks

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Richard Boyer

    Richard Boyer 4 months ago

    Aidan Tawney: SR-34 is the battery backup requirement, which at a minimum (primary goal) would be met with proper device labeling and no battery backup in the device.

    Richard Boyer has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Fernando Hueso

    Fernando Hueso 4 months ago

    If someone wants to join an ongoing group, we are looking for 3D design volunteers here: https://gitlab.com/openventilator/openventilator

    Fernando Hueso has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 4 months ago

    Be sure to check out The CoVent Challenge Webinar. It has a lot of useful Information to help you with this challenge. Even has an FAQ section to answer most of your questions.

    Click here to watch
    https://grabcad-1.wistia.com/medias/jpr6w7z77l

    Best
    Kesa
    GrabCAD Community Manager

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Nahuel Costa

    Nahuel Costa 4 months ago

    i live in argentina, can i participate?... and win?

    Nahuel Costa has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 4 months ago

    @Nahuel, There are no Regional Restrictions to participate and win this challenge.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Diana Barragan-Bradford

    Diana Barragan-Bradford 4 months ago

    Don't forget you need to officially register your team to participate by completing this registration form!
    https://forms.gle/h4MpVgYE7QE5yBFr6

    Best,

    The CoVent-19 Challenge Team

    Diana Barragan-Bradford has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • HIGH KONCEPT

    HIGH KONCEPT 4 months ago

    does the chalenge still opened ?? i want to submit my design ?

    HIGH KONCEPT has uploaded 47 CAD models & has left 40 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 4 months ago

    Round 1 doesnt end until May 1st, you have time.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Ananth Narayan

    Ananth Narayan 4 months ago

    @Kesa, when will round-1 ends.?

    Ananth Narayan has uploaded 64 CAD models & has left 301 comments.
  • Ananth Narayan

    Ananth Narayan 4 months ago

    Hello participants, is anyone posted abstract and then submitted entry. What if if we don't submit and made a entry.

    Ananth Narayan has uploaded 64 CAD models & has left 301 comments.
  • David Laurence

    David Laurence 4 months ago

    Round 1 ends May 1st, but in the rules it states an abstract needs to be provided by April 15th. Would it be to late to make a submission given I just found this challenge a couple days ago, after the 15th?

    David Laurence has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kavian Niazi

    Kavian Niazi 4 months ago

    We will be together for humanity. God bless you all.
    #Together_We_Defeat_Corona

    Kavian Niazi has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 598 comments.
  • Dexter Gomes

    Dexter Gomes 4 months ago

    Good job guys, fantastic work!

    Dexter Gomes has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Jacob Carter

    Jacob Carter 4 months ago

    Is it still possible to submit an abstract ?

    Jacob Carter has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 73 comments.
  • Ludovica Calabresi

    Ludovica Calabresi 4 months ago

    Wooow! well done evry one

    Ludovica Calabresi has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kavian Niazi

    Kavian Niazi 3 months ago

    Mechanical ventilation solution!!! It is written in the title of Challenge!
    But some designs are completely electric and non-mechanical!
    However, I believe that even they have done a great job!
    This is not a challenge, This is a show of the beauties of humanity.
    Thank you all!

    Kavian Niazi has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 598 comments.
  • Nikhil Dhiman

    Nikhil Dhiman 3 months ago

    well Done ^_^
    every one !!
    #designtoimpress

    Nikhil Dhiman has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • MAB  ( Mehmet )

    MAB ( Mehmet ) 3 months ago

    good luck my friends

    MAB ( Mehmet ) has uploaded 6437 CAD models & has left 24882 comments.
  • Adam Vendegh

    Adam Vendegh 3 months ago

    Hi there! Is there anyone who got any email about the invitation to Round 2? We couldn't join into the Slack channel in time and the link is expired meantime. We sent an email about that but haven't got any responses.
    Thanks!

    Adam Vendegh has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Esther R & D

    Esther R & D 3 months ago

    Will we recieve mail? or we should visit the page?

    Esther R & D has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 3 months ago

    @Esther You should be receiving an email.

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Rafi Rahman

    Rafi Rahman 3 months ago

    I can't see the result. Can you guys see the result??

    Rafi Rahman has uploaded 21 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Bryson Jacobs

    Bryson Jacobs 3 months ago

    I cannot see the results either.

    Bryson Jacobs has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • shivam sachan

    shivam sachan 3 months ago

    I can't see the result. Can you guys see the result?? anyone

    shivam sachan has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • shivam sachan

    shivam sachan 3 months ago

    they send a mail that result has been announced but unable to seee

    shivam sachan has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Vishwa Vasani

    Vishwa Vasani 3 months ago

    Can't see the results either

    Vishwa Vasani has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Bryson Jacobs

    Bryson Jacobs 3 months ago

    Announced via Slack: "Finalists to be announced tonight at 11:59 ET! Stay Tuned."

    Bryson Jacobs has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • Kavian Niazi

    Kavian Niazi 3 months ago

    An interesting point...
    Three participants have entered the challenge after the deadline!!!

    Isn't that beautiful?
    This is a fair challenge!

    Kavian Niazi has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 598 comments.
  • shivam sachan

    shivam sachan 3 months ago

    can't see results

    shivam sachan has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Taylor Beall

    Taylor Beall 3 months ago

    Taylor Beall has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Nikhil Dhiman

    Nikhil Dhiman 3 months ago

    @kavian Niazi i believe that some design as a hobby.

    Nikhil Dhiman has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Kesa

    Kesa 3 months ago

    Results are up!

    Kesa has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Kulbir Sandhu

    Kulbir Sandhu 3 months ago

    Congratulations🎉 to all the participants and the finalists. Also Best wishes👍 to the grabcad community.

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