Help Us Crowdsource Repair Information for Hospital Equipment!
Hi everyone! If you suddenly find yourself with a lot more time at home, and would like to put some of that time to good use helping mitigate the current health crisis, we invite you to check out the announcement here:
We’ve already got over 100 ventilator service manuals posted online for free, for anyone anywhere in the world to use, but we need to find all of them—and organize them and make them easier to use. And when that’s done, there are other kinds of medical equipment that desperately need the same treatment.
Current high-priority tasks:
- Check the ‘Sources to Download’ page of this spreadsheet for a list of every source of additional service manuals that we know of. We need volunteers to check each of these sources for additional manuals we haven’t found or included yet, grab them, and upload them to this Google Drive folder.
- Sort them files - Every manual uploaded to Google Drive needs to be renamed to something helpful and readable by humans (Example: “Maquet Servo-i Service Manual.pdf”) and then sorted into folders, first by make, then by model. From there, we can automatically import them and make them findable on iFixit. In the above example, the file should first be placed in a Maquet folder, then placed in a Maquet Servo-i Ventilator sub-folder. (Spelling and capitalization counts, so check twice!)
- Data entry—bring the Ventilators page of the spreadsheet up to parity with what we already have posted on iFixit and Google Drive, so we know which manuals are still missing and folks can hunt them down.
Let’s coordinate here! Ask questions, share your findings, and help us figure out what’s missing and where we haven’t looked yet.
Thanks in advance for your help. Stay safe everybody!
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