Open source non-invasive ventilator Its low-cost and easy to build, an emergency respirator to combat the health crisis Covid19 if there are no ventilators available and as long as the patient is not sedated or intubated.
This project was the result of a challenge launched by my ex teacher and friend Serafim Pires who contacted me showing a Spanish project, saying that it would be good if I could develop a project to help fight this world crisis.
After several researches and studies on the topic of non-invasive Ventilation I built this functional prototype based on 2 existing technologies,
All tests were successful and with a functional test with more than 20 days without any problem or interruption.
Non-invasive ventilation is delivered using facemasks nasal masks, which push a set amount of pressurized air into the lungs. This supports the natural breathing process when disease has caused the lungs to fail, enabling the body to fight infection and get better.
Based on research conducted in Italy, I used this technology In my project that turns a Decathlon snorkel mask into an emergency ventilator for patients suffering from COVID-19, to help mitigate the lack of ventilators during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
These masks have been adapted and used in locations around the world due to their low cost and easy adaptation.
The results were evident and, recently, this technology was also used here in Portugal at the Hospital of Santarém.
News in the newspaper in portugal.
Iterview on a local radio went viral on social networks in Portugal.
Firts operation test using a small volume of air and using 15 breathing cycles changing the breathing frequency and the peep for demonstration.
WARNING: This prototype is not yet validated by any official body and I decline all responsibility for its use.
In addition, it will be used as a last resort and by trained medical personnel, this equipment is intended to save lives in an extreme peak situation.
The non-profit project can be replicated en masse, if approved by the competent authorities in Portugal.