I am proud to be an advisor to Field Ready and to support the amazing work they do. As a former humanitarian aid worker, I can appreciate how invaluable is their input to emergency responses, especially in the deep field. Their work for the Covid pandemic is a new string to their bow.
The Swiss NGO, Medair, with UNHCR and the GATES Foundation has a project to improve pit latrines in emergency humanitarian locations, particularly where there is not much water for flushing and cleaning. One improvement is to attach a seal mechanism to the underside of latrine slabs to exclude flies and smells. Field Ready took sketches produced by Medair and turned the concept into 3D prototypes. The results are good, so we are now doing a small production run. In the coming months these products will be field tested in 3 locations in Africa to see what difference they can really make.
I would like to introduce myself as the CEO of Involute Tech BD, we have been working with Field Ready from Bangladesh as Product Developemnt and Manufacturing consultant for the last 6 months. We have found them very dedicated to their goal and very well arranged in their agenda. The resource persons from Field Ready we dealt with are pretty sound in both Technical and management. We believe Field Ready is in good hands and we wish every success they are towards to. Good luck!
It was superb working with Catherine from Field Ready in supplying over 5,000 face shields to low income and under-served populations from their donation.
I had an experience with Field Ready to work on charity based on the filed of COVID -19 to support health worker, field worker of some NGO who's directly involve in Ruhingya Crisis In Bangladesh. We were made more that 2000+ faceshield, supplied hand sanitizer, soap and made foot operated has washing station in the camp.
Brnymor has been key in helping us with the dissemination of findings from the Surprise Soaps trial in Iraq to both key stakeholders, potential collaborators and funders, and the general public. His response is always rapid and he has been able to produce and share high quality samples of the soap, with 3D printed toys inside, with a number of interested parties, including presenters on the BBC World Service who positively reviewed the soaps live on their Crowd Science programme. Brynmor's support to us has be essential and much appreciated.
I worked for Field Ready for roughly 2.5 years. During my tenure, I was a Program Officer and oversaw communications and supported country programs. Field Ready is an incredibly dynamic and multi-faceted organization-using innovative means to solve immense challenges and working to change the humanitarian system to be more efficient and less cumbersome. One of the reasons I was drawn to Field Ready is their focus on localization, they invest in local communities and train and equip people with new skills, making their projects sustainable.
I have the utmost respect for Field Ready and the work they are doing. The staff are not only leaders and pioneers in this field but also incredibly honest and kind people. They are good stewards of resources and conduct themselves ethically. I know Field Ready will continue to make a positive impact on the world.
I worked with Field Ready in Kathmandu post earthquake, modeling disaster relief applications for regional networks of makerspaces. They are an amazing organization full of incredible humans. Talented, brilliant, and full of heart, they are dedicated to truly helping people, and empowering them to help themselves.
They prove how much can be done with very little, and I hope to see them have the opportunity to do much much more.
Field Ready are excellent to work with in the field where it matters. They are one of the few 3D printing organisations who understand humanitarian work, can deploy almost anywhere and don't need hand holding. They are humanitarians and understand how to find the needs of organisations and those affected by disasters to create real impact. I would (and will) call Field Ready into any disaster I have a leadership role in to partner together. We have worked with Field Ready and have seen them being suggested over and over again globally as the example of great innovation and programming with positive effect in humanitarian crisis.
I have worked with Field Ready to do some true humanitarian innovation and conducted field tests of groundbreaking humanitarian technology. Field Ready is on the forefront, to realize a new form of development and humanitarian aid ,that is genuinely innovative and their approach universal applicable. The global team is supporting each other through projects that span from the area shelter to psychological support of children. Field Ready is the worlds first in so many aspects of development, that my head started spinning the more I learned about their work. Just visit in the many places they work and see for yourself!
I worked with Field Ready in Nepal as a graduate intern from September 2017 until December 2017.
Most of my time was spent working on my own project: a low-cost fluid warmer, a medical device that warms blood during blood transfusions to prevent hypothermia. This was a very challenging, but also very rewarding. Combining my background as an industrial design engineer with the knowledge of the biomedical engineers at a Nepali hospital was a great experience!
Like most of the Field Ready's products, the casing of the fluid warmer will be made with a 3D-printer. This greatly reduces the cost of the product and makes it easy to manufacture by anyone with a 3D-printer.
During the time I have been working on this project I had a lot of support from the Field Ready team. Having in-depth conversations with the engineering team really helpt my design take shape.
As part of my internship, I was able to be part a team performing a needs assessment in the Nepali Terai to learn about flood response. This was great to be part of and I learned a lot about life in one of Nepal's poorest regions. As a design engineer, I really enjoy medical projects and being able to visit a rural health post and hospital really inspired me to make low-cost medical equipment.
At the end of this internship, I have gained a lot of experience and I am more confident in my abilities as an industrial product designer. Working with Field Ready has shown me what kind of work I want to do in the future!