Great initiative! However, what about design validation for other types of PPE? For example, designs for UV-C lamps to decontaminate masks / visors to make them reusable?
The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have written a paper on the use of UV-C, but didn’t go as far as publishing a practical design - see more at https://github.com/wpqs/C19UVCSteriliserForFFR/wiki and https://helpwithcovid.com/projects/545-uv-c-light-cabinet-to-sterilise-used-ffr-masks.
Any advice on who to approach for getting designs validated would be much appreciated.
The timescale we’re all working under precludes a normal route of design, manufacture, certification and device distribution. Therefore we’re aiming instead to produce designs that can be downloaded from the internet and then built by more or less anyone from commonly available materials.