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Makerspaces have traditionally been innovation hubs at the time of crisis for communities across the world. The reason – quick access to tools and equipment in order to prototype solutions “rapidly”. Maker’s Asylum is committed to the cause of contributing meaningfully to the #COVID19 pandemic! This page is dedicated to all our initiative to fight against coronavirus and in turn really hoping that the world goes back to normal soon. #makersgonnamake

#M19 Philosophy

Why India Needs Open Health?

How can we solve India’s oxygen problem?

M19 Initiative Projects

Activation of local communities to make 2900 M19 Oxygen Concentrator (with indigenously sourced parts) in cities, towns and villages in India and building capacity to manufacture & maintain locally and in a decentralised manner.

The M-19 initiative started with a thought of giving only 1000 M-19 shields to the frontline workers. However, in 49 days we were able to activate 42 cities, towns and villages through our open source design and give over 1 Million M-19 face shields through #theM19Collective.

M-19 ReBreather Smart Air Purifier with Replaceable Carbon activated HEPA Filters is an active respirator to help breathing comfortable inside an N-95 mask. Especially designed for senior citizens for comfortable breathing.

A low cost powered-air purifying respirator (PAPR) for use in reducing exposure to airborne particles. This PAPR is designed to provide constant filtered airflow to healthcare workers in high risk environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What is M19 Collective?

The M19 Collective came together with a centralised open source design philosophy with decentralised manufacturing so that we can gather the best minds to solve the pressing challenges of this country and execute with agility. Solving problems requires a multidisciplinary approach and that’s what makes the M19 Collective special.

Other Opensource Projects

Here is the curated list of other open source projects fighting COVID19 for you to join and be part of in addition to the M19 Initiative. There is a beautiful open source community sharing knowledge and democratising open health everyday. Let’s make!

A prototype breathing device called reBreather, which can minimize the wastage of oxygen when a patient is put on assisted breathing with supplemental oxygen via O2 cylinders or centralised O2 supply in hospitals.

Bharat O2 is a social initiative to design and deploy oxygen concentrators that are simple, scalable, and built with locally available parts.


An oxygen cylinder without a flowmeter is practically useless. An open-source flowmeter that can be indigenously manufactured to meet this demand.


Repair and Reuse – Fixing Oxygen Concentrators!

The mindset of repair & reuse dates back to time immemorial and with the rise of consumerism unfortunately most of us do not think twice before discarding or throwing things away!

Innovation labs are making face shields for hospitals and cops

Makers at Makers Asylum Mumbais Andheri studio have inspired product labs to use laser cutters and simple materials available at stationary shops to ship off 1.40 lakh face shields to medical workers and police on Coronavirus duty.

5 post-COVID trends from Indian entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and the micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector contribute nearly one-third to India’s GDP. However, the sector is particularly vulnerable to crises like the COVID-19 pandemic because they typically have fewer resources than large businesses.