The repair community iFixit has published the world’s largest collection of repair instructions for medical devices. This is intended to help ensure that devices in hospitals continue to function during the corona pandemic, according to a statement from iFixit .
13,000 repair instructions
iFixit had parked half of its employees in the past two months to set up the database. Initially, the focus was on devices that are used to treat Covid 19 patients, such as ventilators.
The database contains a total of 13,000 repair manuals for devices from hundreds of manufacturers and can be downloaded free of charge from the iFixit website .
“Not just Covid 19 problem”
Many hospitals have problems getting service information for medical devices. This is not just a Covid 19 problem, said iFixit founder Kyle Wiens . Hospital technicians have received information that many medical device manufacturers would make their work more difficult by restricting access to repair information.