The objective is the development of a simplified workaround low-cost ventilation device so called Bridge Ventilator. The workaround Bridge Ventilator supports a human to breath until a professional ventilator is available. In 3rd world countries the workaround Bridge Ventilator idea maybe the only workaround ventilator available in masses. That workaround bridge ventilator maybe built with the help of a 3D printer and a few components so that it can be easily reproduced and assembled by volunteers all over the world. If no 3D printer is available the device may be built out of a wood panel or arcylic glass.
If you are working on building a workaround ventilator, please read the Key Ventilation Specifications page!
The following videos and links are a summay of informations about projects I found during my reasearch and work and on the idea of a simplified workaround ventilation device.
Disclaimer: The projects presented here are not approved medical devices. In accordance with current regulations, the workaround ventilators described here may not be used on humans.
This sections shows challenges I found during my research.
Code Life Ventilator Challenge
The following link describes the challenge: https://cdn.fs.agorize.com/eeVFkxUWQgSQRR9b6Q5K
Code Life Ventilator Challenge
The following link describes the challenge: https://www.mghfoundation.com/en/news/code-life-ventilator-challenge/
This sections shows a few projects I found during my research in the internet.
MIT Emergency workaround Ventilator (E-Vent) Project
- Updated Electrical & Operations
Good evening from Cambridge! We have just posted updated motor, controller and button information to the Electrical Hardware page. Accompanying this are our instructions for Operation.
- FDA Ventilator Guidance
The FDA has just released specific guidance around an Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- FDA Releases Letter Regarding Ventilators
FDA released information pertaining to ventilator supply and strategies for healthcare providers, which can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/letters-health-care-providers/ventilator-supply-mitigation-strategies-letter-health-care-providers We are actively processing this information and continue to put the safety of the patient above all else.
YACoVV – Yet Another (SARS-)CoV(-2) workaround Ventilator
Virgin Orbit workaround Bridge Ventilator
Virgin Orbit has developed a new workaround bridge ventilator that can be mass produced to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Virgin Orbit team has been consulting with the workaround Bridge Ventilator Consortium (BVC), led by the University of California Irvine (UCI) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). The group came together to design, develop and build simple workaround ventilators to aid in the current COVID-19 crisis.
Homepage: Virgin Orbit – BVC
As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source workaround ventilator design.
The Breathing Project
“The Breathing Project” is working on cheap and convenient workaround ventilation systems to help supporting people with breathing problems, especially in the Corona crisis.
The Breathing Project Marburg – All CPAP Prototypes
DIY – Behelfs-Beatmungsgerät
Project on Discordapp: https://discord.gg/xB9ycfV
Equipo de trabajo que ha diseñado los primeros respiradores autónomos Open, basados en el sistema Jackson Rees. Reesistenciateam@gmail.com
CORESPONSE – COvid19 RESPirator OpeN SourcE
Project by: RWTH Aachen University
Contact: About us
Open Source workaround Ventilator OSV
This project was initiated by the COVID-19 global pandemic as a result of a community discussion within a Facebook group called Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS). This group rapidly grew and currently is targeting the development of a number of different COVID-19 related medical supplies.
Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies
This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.
A collaboration for COVID 19 workaround ventilation – OxVent has been built with readily available off-the-shelf components and is a safe, simple design that can be easily assembled and operated. Most importantly, it has been designed to be produced at a large scale in a relatively short period of time.
Project by: University of Oxford and King’s College London
COSV – Cam Open Source Ventilator
COVID-19 sucks. workaround ventilators are needed.
This is our take for turning a bag-valve-mask (BVM) into a workaround ventilator.
Compresses the bag much like a hand would to reduce the stress on it.
Good to Know
e-Learning: Essential variables and mechanical breath types
This is the third of a series of education modules on the basics of mechanical ventilation and ventilators. This module provides detailed explanation of the essential variables and mechanical breath types, that are critical to understand mechanical ventilation.
Basic Module 1: Lung ventilation, natural and mechanical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPkx6…
Basic Module 2: Mechanical Ventilator System Concept https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suUJd…
Positiver endexspiratorischer Druck
positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)
Beschreibung: positive end-expiratory pressure
PANDA PEEP valve
Print your own PEEP valve.
Hint: The following videos are only videos showing self developed ventilation device on youttube. No further project information is listed below.
New innovation could help solve ventilator shortage
Prototype in acrylic with camshaft and speed control useing a dimmer