The Need:

EWH has observed countless oxygen tanks that are not secured, transported, or filled safely. Education is a component, but often the resources and infrastructure are not available. There may be other reasons bottled gasses are frequently not properly secured, and EWH is interested in exploring this issue.

The Technology:

A design study of ways to improve oxygen tank security in low-resource hospitals. The goal of this design study should be to examine the unique conditions of low-resource hospitals and brainstorm new solutions for oxygen tank security. This study should include research on current oxygen and other bottled gas security in the healthcare setting.

Specifications and Restrictions:

This project is intended only as a design research project at this stage.

Designs should use locally available supplies and manufacturing.

Resources and Previous Work:
2017 Hospital Need Report: