The Ventilator Project, a new non-profit startup located at MassRobotics in the Seaport district of Boston, is on a mission to construct a low-cost, universally accessible ventilator that can save the lives of Covid-19 and other patients of respiratory illnesses worldwide. Two robotics entrepreneurs, Tyler Mantel, Founder of Watertower Robotics, and Alex Frost, founder of Florabot, teamed up to directly address the biggest problems with ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic: the cost of ventilators, which can be upwards of $40,000 apiece, and the lack of parts to build them given the bottlenecks in the supply chain for medical grade parts. The Ventilator Project’s mission is thus to rapidly prototype, build and ship ventilators built from readily available parts at a fraction of the price ($5,000).
We are looking for an on-site Electrical Engineer to assist in designing the control system of a ventilator from the ground up while brainstorming innovative ways to get around using traditional medical parts. This role would include, but is not limited to, various tasks ranging from writing designed requirements based on FDA guidelines to working with the firmware and mechanical engineering teams to rapid prototyping.
- Experience using embedded systems
- Analog circuit design
- Knowledge of I2C, SPI, and RS232
- Experience with Arduino and MircoChip microprocessors
- Troubleshooting Sensors
- Background in Medical devices design
- Previous experience working in start-up companies/environments
The team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds and skill sets, but each of us share a common calling: we couldn’t continue to sit and wait. We knew it was time to step up and find a solution.
LOCATION: Boston, on-site
DISCLOSURE: Current on-site volunteers are working in an isolated office setting while practicing safe social distancing practices. We have gloves and masks readily available, and the office space is professionally cleaned several times throughout the week. We also have had several hostels/hotels provide free living for our volunteers as well as an on-site chef to provide free meals.
Please Apply Here: https://k7y.pl/s/KVT3P