How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the electronics industry over the past few months? How have companies and engineers responded to various challenges? Which helpful products and “social impact” initiatives are poised to positively improve the industry and society? How are tech companies navigating the crisis?

In this webinar Stuart Cording (Elektor) gives an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the electronics industry and what its response was.

Jonas P. Proeger from Trinamic presents their open-source ventilator project TOSV based on CPAP blower technology and that can be plugged on top of a Raspberry Pi.

Doug Brown from Honeywell Operational Intelligence explains how they managed to quickly adapt existing hardware like hand-held barcode scanners and access control systems to help enforce social distancing in offices allowing furloughed employees to return to work safely.

Finally, Markus Strecker of Teiimo presents their smart, connected t-shirt and shows how it can be used in the early detection of infections like the corona virus.