A Ventilator System Built For Rapid Deployment
This device represents a rapidly scalable opportunity for healthcare providers to provide life-sustaining mechanical ventilation to patients for whom no other option currently exists.
We aim to build a low-cost, scalable mechanical ventilator that will augment existing medical equipment to increase availability of mechanical ventilation worldwide, even in low resource areas. We believe this represents a realistic way to scale ventilator support in the face of potentially unprecedented demand. Please support us in the fight against COVID-19.
This mechanical ventilator is simple to use for ICU-trained medical providers. It is compact—the size of a cereal box—and relatively inexpensive to manufacture and distribute. This device does not require pressurized oxygen or air supply unlike commercially available mechanical ventilators.
The proposed system consists of a frame and mechanical actuator that will stabilize and compress a commercially available ambulatory ventilation bag connected to the patient’s endotracheal tube and external compressed oxygen, or if oxygen is not available, ambient air.
The frame can be metal-stamped, 3D-printed or modified consumer goods.
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