Right-to-repair groups fire shots at medical device manufacturers

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“If the iPhone isn’t fixed, you’re not going to have a phone,” says Nader Hammoud, manager of biomedical engineering at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, California, and a supporter of the Calpirg initiative to reduce repair restrictions. “If you don’t fix a vent, the patient is dead.”

That about sums it up. i find it interesting in the article that the device manufacturers are bemoaning what would happen if imaging equipment improperly repaired. Sure that would be bad, but I have a hard time imagining a situation where imaging equipment would need to be repaired at once to keep someone a live.

I have had extensive emergency response training over the years, and one thing that was always stressed, was that you do what you have to do in an emergency. And folks this is an emergency. It sounds as if Kyle Wiens’ resources have turned out to be far more important that I would have ever imagined them to be.