Challenge #1

Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems: Engineers Strike Back

 

Challenge Goals

1. Critical comparison of emerging solutions importance for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems

2. Structured summary covering essential information describing reviewed Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems sharable with established databases

Abstract Due to the lack of industry-grade mechanical ventilators resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 circumstances, the hospitals find themselves in a pressing need for alternative solutions. Initiatives from all over the world have emerged and contributed with innovative designs to the effort of developing rapidly manufactured ventilator systems. Such designs are ranging from simple low-cost portable mechanical ventilators to more complex versions. The goal is clear, design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the patients, in an emergency timeframe. We are contributing to these global efforts by introducing a #shareresources4healthcare Challenge at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. This challenge focuses on the need to enhance initial patient diagnostic assessment and the lack of mechanical ventilation devices.

KeywordsFast prototyping, mechanical ventilators, respiratory parameters, assistive ventilation modes

 

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