Protective Gowns: Designs, Materials and Production

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS9kAHxWiA8   Join our Local Response team on Wednesday, 5/6 at 3PM PDT for our webinar "Protective Gowns: Designs, Materials and Production". As COVID-19 emergency response continues to evolve, hospitals and health care workers are expressing a growing demand for protective gowns. Our expert panel will be offering some insights on standing up production efforts,… Read More »Protective Gowns: Designs, Materials and Production

Doing it Yourself, Together: Orchestrating Grassroots Movements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POVNJlDD5ww   Four maker advocacy organizations —Fab Foundation, Nation of Makers, Open Source Medical Supplies, and Tikkun Olam Makers — have come together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to mobilize local grassroots making and manufacturing capabilities to facilitate increased access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies around the world. Leaders from each… Read More »Doing it Yourself, Together: Orchestrating Grassroots Movements

Making a Global Movement in Crisis: the story of Open Source Medical Supplies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnrnbUlxLS4   In the nine days following its launch March 9, 2020, as the first COVID-19 travel restrictions hit the US and before most communities were enforcing social distancing standards, the Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies Facebook group went from 1 to over 16,000 members. On the 9th day, OSMS published their first COVID-19 Medical… Read More »Making a Global Movement in Crisis: the story of Open Source Medical Supplies

Next up in PPE: Isolation Gowns. A HOW TO From Artisans Asylum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XDrQOeTb5A&t=1s   Come see how a rag tag bunch of makers in a 40,000 sq ft makerspace grabbed a handful of volunteers, some average tools and a whole bunch of landscape fabric to put together a production line of 10,000 gowns for a major Boston hospital. Get involved in this HOW TO MAKE a production… Read More »Next up in PPE: Isolation Gowns. A HOW TO From Artisans Asylum

Meaningful Medical Making: Sourcing Designs and Fostering Relationships in a Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTZj4jzRrb4&t=1s   Meet the medical and documentation professionals behind the OSMS Medical Supply Guide. Learn how the OSMS team collaborates with the Medical and Maker communities to source designs, organize information, and meet the supply demands of Covid-19. OSMS Medical and Documentation team members: Angela Forgues, Christina Cole, Victoria Jaqua, and Ayshford Heneghan. Bios below.… Read More »Meaningful Medical Making: Sourcing Designs and Fostering Relationships in a Crisis

OSMS Local Response Conversation: Sustainable Business Models for Medical Supply Production

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHfk8LMN-9A   Producing open source medical supplies is not only a tremendous engineering and community organizing task, but also a business challenge. Join this mini-workshop and discussion with two makerspace leaders about strategies for designing your PPE business plan. We will cover: • How to balance a social good mission and volunteer distributed manufacturing effort while… Read More »OSMS Local Response Conversation: Sustainable Business Models for Medical Supply Production