COVID-19 Ventilator

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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.

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The Coventor

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.

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Components

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.

Assembly

The frame can be metal-stamped, 3D-printed or modified consumer goods.

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Prospective Partners

We are looking for production partners, specifically related to ambu bags, pressure relief (APL) valves, sheet metal fabrication (laser or water jet) and supplier/manufacturer of ball joint rod ends. Click "Become a Partner" below to join our cause and assist in these specific areas of need.

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