Oxygen tubing for emergency hospitals


To be ready for the potential high demand for hospital beds, emergency hospitals are being set up all around Switzerland. These facilities need an oxygen pipe system to distribute the oxygen from large fluid oxygen tanks to all intensive care beds (demand per bed 10 l/min on average).

Copper pipelines are the industry standard but take a longer time to install and, as the demand currently increases, could scarce in quantity needed. Therefore, alternative solutions such as steel or plastic-based tubing should also be considered.


Create a generic solution for an oxygen pipe system that can be deployed at emergency clinics. It should allow for quick authorization for medical use.