A process driven and informed by practicing critical care doctors with ICU usability and emerging COVID-19 patient insights in focus.
172 Submissions received from Government, industry, academia, and individual innovators
DoD engineering team completes initial review in Vulcan and downslects 22 submissions
DoD medical team completes clinical assessment in Vulcan to recommend 5 submissions to prototype phase
Daily video scrums with 40+ team members, weekly sprints, and multiple testing rounds
Usability study in operational environment and extensive EUA package preparation for all 5 designs
A manufacturing challenge in Vulcan and pilot manufacturing analyses