PLEASE DESIGN AND MAKE SIMPLE LOW COST MEDICAL VENTILATOR

Can You Make a Low Cost Ventilator? They are very simple!

Can you Design A Better Low Cost Ventilator? They will be needed in your local hospital not to mention the poorest areas of the world ASAP!

They Are Needed NOW. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE THAT CAN HELP.

SEE SCREENSHOT FOR FAST ASSESSMENT OF DESIGN PRESENTED IN VIDEO

‘Going full-on MacGyver’ – U of M doctor creates makeshift ventilators to battle COVID-19 - VIDEO ‘Going full-on MacGyver’ – U of M doctor creates makeshift ventilators to battle COVID-19 - SCREENSHOT

Rapidly deployable, open-source, low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients - 1st prototype idea - VIDEO Rapidly deployable, open-source, low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients - 1st prototype idea - SCREENSHOT

Ventilator shortage could be solved - VIDEO Ventilator shortage could be solved - SCREENSHOT

Rice engineering majors breathe new life into ventilators in low-resource settings - VIDEO Rice engineering majors breathe new life into ventilators in low-resource settings - SCREENSHOT

1st prototype running! Easily manufactured, low-cost ventilator prototype for COVID-19 patients - VIDEO 1st prototype running! Easily manufactured, low-cost ventilator prototype for COVID-19 patients - SCREENSHOT

Mechanical Ventilator (A.K.A Pandemic Ventilator), assembled from off the shelf parts. - VIDEO Mechanical Ventilator (A.K.A Pandemic Ventilator), assembled from off the shelf parts. - SCREENSHOT

Crowd-Sourced Respiratory Ventilator Project - VIDEO Crowd-Sourced Respiratory Ventilator Project - SCREENSHOT

Macgyvilator Mk 1 (3-19-2020) - "ventilator" for disasters and/or low resource environments - VIDEO Macgyvilator Mk 1 (3-19-2020) - "ventilator" for disasters and/or low resource environments. - SCREENSHOT

This 'Tiny Ventilator' can be used at home with your smartphone! - VIDEO This 'Tiny Ventilator' can be used at home with your smartphone! - SCREENSHOT

Your Phone Can Function As a Low-Cost Ventilator Quint Fit - VIDEO Your Phone Can Function As a Low-Cost Ventilator - SCREENSHOT

3D Printing Respirator Valves for Coronavirus AND How YOU Can Help! - VIDEO 3D Printing Respirator Valves for Coronavirus AND How YOU Can Help! - SCREENSHOT

Colorado Glass Blower Creates Ventilator Splitters for Hospitals- VIDEO Colorado Glass Blower Creates Ventilator Splitters for Hospitals - SCREENSHOT

DIY Respirator from Iuri’s Workshop - VIDEO DIY Respirator from Iuri’s Workshop - SCREENSHOT

Seems like a perfect project for you to work on.

Paul

Paul,

WE CAN ALL WORK ON IT. THEY WILL ALL BE NEEDED.

IF YOU THINK NY IS BAD, WAIT UNTIL IT GETS TO AFRICA's POOREST WHERE THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE HOSPITALS.

Then you must have the mechanical drawings and bill of material for the units. What else is needed?

Why are you posting in an Arduino forum?

Paul

@perigalacticon

Moved your topic to it's current location as it is more suitable.

Could you take a few moments to Learn How To Use The Forum. Other general help and troubleshooting advice can be found here. It will help you get the best out of the forum in the future.

Take care not to spam the forum too much as that may hinder your enthusiasm !

By the time a hobbyist is done designing and testing a medical device to make it reliable enough to be used for medical device (not even considering the time it takes to move it from working prototype to mass produced product - that's going to take a lot of time and cost a lot of money) this epidemic will be long ago over. It won't last more than a few years.

When they have nothing at all, something is better than nothing, if they just have to let people die.

Did you see the 2nd picture? Ventilator shortage could be solved -PHOTO

It's being controlled by an Uno. Here's the latest update from Oxford, it look promising:

University of Oxford/King's College Ventilator to address Covid-19 demand University of Oxford/King's College Ventilator to address Covid-19 demand - PHOTO

I'm sure this community can come up with multiple designs and have them produced within weeks.

More examples (videos):

University of Oxford/King's College Ventilator to address Covid-19 demand - Video University of Oxford/King's College Ventilator to address Covid-19 demand - SCREENSHOT University of Oxford/King's College Ventilator to address Covid-19 demand - SCREENSHOT

Open Source Ventilator - VIDEO Open Source Ventilator Prototype - SCREENSHOT

Arduino-controlled proof of concept prototype - VIDEO Arduino-controlled proof of concept prototype - SCREENSHOT

Oxygen Iteration 5 - VIDEO Oxygen Iteration 5 - SCREENSHOT

Ventilator without a bag-valve mask (BVM) | Basic mechanical concept - VIDEO Ventilator without a bag-valve mask (BVM) | Basic mechanical concept - SCREENSHOT

Design validation for the automation of a mechanical ventilator AMBU - VIDEO Design validation for the automation of a mechanical ventilator AMBU - SCREENSHOT

VentilAid open-source ventilator that can be made anywhere locally - VIDEO VentilAid open-source ventilator that can be made anywhere locally - SCREENSHOT

Hackaday Rex Ventilator V1 - VIDEO Hackaday Rex Ventilator V1 - SCREENSHOT

automatic ventilation Arduino - VIDEO automatic ventilation Arduino - SCREENSHOT

3D Printed Ventilator Valve From Recent Covid-19 Coronavirus News - VIDEO 3D Printed Ventilator Valve From Recent Covid-19 Coronavirus News - SCREENSHOT

Mechanical Ventilator Logs (Part 1) - Sensing pressure in a sealed box - VIDEO Mechanical Ventilator Logs (Part 1) - Sensing pressure in a sealed box - SCREENSHOT

Proof of Concept Ventilator Prototype - VIDEO Proof of Concept Ventilator Prototype - SCREENSHOT

Homemade Ventilator - VIDEO Homemade Ventilator - SCREENSHOT

COVID-19 Improvised Ventilator - VIDEO COVID-19 Improvised Ventilator - SCREENSHOT

Local product designer aids with ventilator device - VIDEO []Local product designer aids with ventilator device - SCREENSHOT](https://drive.google.com/open?id=113azDErCu8GlfYb43z4H7jg2Hk6PHr2t)

Pandemic Ventilator Prototype Test 1 - VIDEO Pandemic Ventilator Prototype Test 1 - SCREENSHOT

Could this be a low cost, viable STOP GAP to help with the shortage of ventilators? - VIDEO Automated BVM Could this be a low cost, viable STOP GAP to help with the shortage of ventilators? - SCREENSHOT

Validation of the NeoVent, a Low-Cost, Low-Tech Noninvasive Pressure Ventilator - VIDEO Validation of the NeoVent, a Low-Cost, Low-Tech Noninvasive Pressure Ventilator - SCREENSHOT

Ventilators For COVID-19 - VIDEO Ventilators For COVID-19 - SCREENSHOT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Pandemic Ventilator | Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation - VIDEO Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Pandemic Ventilator | Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation - SCREENSHOT

perigalacticon: When they have nothing at all, something is better than nothing

You have no idea how sick I am of seeing this phrase plastered all over the place the last few days!

No, "something" is not necessarily better than nothing. A simple example: when you are evaluating the Risk of a medical device, there are three primary targets of Harm that you need to be concerned with: Patient, Operator and Machine. Usually in that order.

If you build a "ventilator" and it disperses virus-containing particles around the room, you've just made the situation worse in that now you're causing harm to the Operator and any bystanders.

There are experienced engineers who deal with these issues every day. What makes you think that a random group of hobbyists with no knowledge of which details are important will do a better job than them?

I realize that people want to help and feel they need to do something. But sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.

There is NO REASON it has to "disperse virus-containing particles around the room" !

"the best thing is to do nothing" - REALLY? Tell that to the person they have to let die because they don't have a ventilator for them.

There are already many people trying to do this. If you are sick of seeing something, then don't look at it, admit you are a failure, and go post somewhere else.

They have requirements for what they need. 5 to 20 inches of water (.2 - .75 psi) max pressure. ~15 L air per minute, up to 20 breaths per minute. It seems to me that if you can squeeze a Bag Valve Mask you can help.

From a recent article in the Detroit News:

“the hospital has a large number of BiPap machines that can act as ventilators. There are ventilators in the operating rooms, but those must be manually operated.”
This is My Job, ER Doctor…

So yeah, they are looking into any alternative!

An example: A university DOCTOR rigged up his own BVM (Bag Valve Mask) ventilator machine:

‘Going full-on MacGyver’ – U of M doctor creates makeshift ventilators to battle COVID-19

But you know what, right now the doctors should be Doctoring, not Making. Leave the Making for the experts. Us!

have a look at devon 3dp please and thanks also on instagram

More Examples (videos):

AMBU: Automatic Respiration Control Device - VIDEO AMBU: Automatic Respiration Control Device - SCREENSHOT

#WirVsVirusHack 01 006 Medizingeräteherstellung DIY Beatmungsgerät - VIDEO #WirVsVirusHack 01 006 Medizingeräteherstellung DIY Beatmungsgerät - SCREENSHOT

Gtech Ventilator calibration guide - VIDEO Gtech Ventilator calibration guide - SCREENSHOT

Ventilator Pump Concept - COVID19 prototype - VIDEO Ventilator Pump Concept - COVID19 prototype - SCREENSHOT

Prototype in acrylic with camshaft and speed control useing a dimmer - VIDEO Prototype in acrylic with camshaft and speed control useing a dimmer - SCREENSHOT

Mahindra's ventilator will cost Rs 7,500 - VIDEO Mahindra's ventilator will cost Rs 7,500 - SCREENSHOT

Open Source Ventilator - Controller 01 - VIDEO Open Source Ventilator - Controller 01 - SCREENSHOT

Effective Home ventilator for coronavirus COVID-19 homemade DIY - VIDEO Effective Home ventilator for coronavirus COVID-19 homemade DIY - SCREENSHOT

Homemade Ventilator - VIDEO Homemade Ventilator - SCREENSHOT

It needs to be:

  1. Simple! Have you seen what the nurses have to deal with in the ER ?!
  2. Robust! Not Delicate in any way! NO WEARING OUT OR BINDING OR BREAKING.
  3. Simple To Set Up and Operate!
  4. Reliable! Over MONTHS of continuous use.
  5. Stable! Repeatable cyclic operation continuously.
  6. Extremely low cost!
  7. Can be produced IMMEDIATELY!

Not sure if this have been shared ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oD_1x037wo

I’m sorry (only a little bit) but someone describing themselves as “Intermediate electronics hobbyist” really does not want to be building this stuff.

People with no experience of handling oxygen should not be messing around with it

Oxygen can be as dangerous as any flammable gas especially in the wrong hands.

Too rich an atmosphere can be almost as bad as too little. This is why people who handle it usually have to take a safety class.

There is on average only 21% in the atmosphere we breath. Too much will kill a lot of people.

It’s not just the physiological effects of O2, it’s the engineering - thin slivers of metal can spontaneously combust, as can common lubricants, and many devices and components are simply not rated for higher-than-normal concentrations.

All fine if you have a good understanding of oxygen and human physiology and you have an area that is at least for the most part a "clean room" to make these things but as you say "contamination" of a component could just as easily kill and leave somebody liable.

Sort of a side note to some of this is "a shortage of cheap inkjet printers and lasers." It took me a few seconds to understand the reasons but libraries closed means people cannot go there for photocopies so need printers for all this extra paperwork most governments now need for sickness forms etc etc.

So many of the cheaper ones were out of stock ( in store ) when I was trying to price up a new one this morning.

Fox News had a great story tonight on the U of M Low-Cost Ventilator on the Tucker Carlson Show: Tucker Carlson Tonight - 3 - 27 – 2020 U of M DIY Ventilator Story

Here is the official website for the device: U of M COVID-19 Ventilator

Here are related news articles: Digi-Key is teaming with the University of Minnesota in hopes of ending the ventilator shortage University of Minnesota researcher touts makeshift $150 ventilator to treat coronavirus

Looks like they need someone to make it.