After my [recent comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/g5o5i0/ive_collected_all_the_ifixit_repair_guides_in_pdf/fo5oe3z/) on here blew up, I figured you all would get a kick out of this.
**TL;DR:** We scraped the internet for any and all medical equipment repair documentation we could find. We ended up with over 13,000 PDFs across 5,000 medical devices, all [uploaded to iFixit.com and available for free](https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Medical_Device) to anyone and everyone.
Hospitals are having trouble getting service information to fix medical equipment and manufacturers can’t keep pace with the growing demand for repair of critical hospital equipment. On top of that, biomedical technicians spend countless hours scouring the internet searching for crucial repair information. This is not a great way to run a health system.
So we’ve been fixing that. Over the last two months, **we’ve pivoted half our company to build the world’s most comprehensive medical equipment service database**. We just posted more than 13,000 PDFs from hundreds of manufacturers—online and available for free. You can find them in our [Medical Device](https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Medical_Device) category.
This has been an absolutely massive undertaking, and we were fortunate to have the help and support of over 200 librarians and archivists from across the country. Archivists from university and public libraries, research institutes, insurance and software companies, and of course biomedical technicians themselves, all donated their valuable time. Collectively, they’ve contributed thousands of hours organizing piles of documents into a navigable, searchable system.
Some medical manufacturers, like [Mindray](https://www.mindraynorthamerica.com/service-manuals/), allow biomeds to access their manuals freely. A few more released select documents after the outbreak of COVID-19. But for their day-to-day work, biomeds have long relied on a rag-tag set of web resources to get the job done. Among the most popular is [Frank’s Hospital Workshop](http://www.frankshospitalworkshop.com/), a Tanzania-based site that hosts hundreds of medical device manuals—it’s the unofficial biomed bible.
But we wanted to make it easier for anyone to find the right manual, especially in an emergency. Some of the documents in our collection were already available. **Others were not publicly posted until now**. And it was important to us that this resource didn’t just duplicate existing resources, but improved accessibility in a meaningful way.
To be very clear: **iFixit will not make any money off of this project**. We are providing hosting and curation free of charge, and free of advertising, to the medical community.
We welcome manufacturers to join us and contribute toward an up-to-date central repository for the biomedical community, as well as biomedical technicians around the world to join [iFixit’s repair community](https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/Device/Medical%20Device). No technician is an island, and we hope to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and troubleshooting. This medical repository is most useful if it’s collaboratively moderated by biomedical technicians, with our assistance.