Today OSMS met with a Ukraine maker in our network
(very prolific with FabLab) to see how we could help. We identified some action items to do with oxygen concentrators, as well as a potential project for creating ventilation and humidity/mold control for people sheltering in basements and underground areas.
Yuri is going to ask his Ukraine network for any problems, medical and non, that our global community could potentially help with in terms of remote engineering support, design, fabrication, medical device cleaning, etc.
Keep in mind that many Ukraine experts in these fields have 1) fled 2) become active military or 3) shifted efforts toward resistance. OSMS is supporting this shifting crisis with access to credible brain power, documentation, networking, and logistics. More will develop as time goes on.
Makers have been asked to make trauma bandages incorporating 3DP but it is slow going. I am reaching out to GLIA for support on this. We also might need brain power from structural and civil engineers in the future.
If you know of anyone in your network who could help with this breadth of humanitarian crisis in terms of local system support, please let me know!