Low- and Middle-Income Countries lack a sufficient supply of ventilators leading to sub-standard medical care.
To tackle this problem, we develop a low-cost ventilator for emergency field use, transport, and short-term critical care. For successful introduction into the market and sustainable use in low-resource settings, we take a holistic approach to design a ventilator that is intuitive to use, robust, and easy to maintain, even in harsh environments.
We further focus on capacity building by integrating the ventilator in a training platform to promote medical and technical knowledge in low-resource settings and make the use of our ventilator more accessible.
Prototype but not yet marketed or available for regular use
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L. Hewing, M. Menner, N. Tachatos, M. Schmid Daners, C. du Pasquier, T.S. Lumpe, K. Shea, A. Carron, M.N. Zeilinger, Volume control of low-cost ventilator with automatic set-point adaptation, in: Proc. 2021 Eur. Control Conf., 2021
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