Medical ventilator shortage has been a critical issue throughout the world for decades. Ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tested the limits and reiterated the need to look at the existing medical infrastructure. It showed the need to revamp the facilities to cater to the demands of excessive volumes of patients and the need to correct the mismatch of medical devicesMore Details
There are multiple options to communicate with the ventilator. A touch screen, a laptop, or a mobile phone can be used to access the user interface and control the device. The main feature of the LibreRespire ventilator is the ability to act as a node in the Internet of Things (IoT), communicating via MQTT protocol. The system is capable of remote monitoring and remote control. The physicians can monitor and if needed even change the settings.
To ensure patient safety during deteriorating clinical situations and inevitable device malfunction, the LibreRespire is equipped with multiple alarms and several fail-safe mechanisms. This will be further improved to meet the medical safety regulatory standards.
The system makes use of the existing compressed wall air and oxygen available within a hospital to minimize the mechanical complexity of the ventilator. Currently, the LibreRespire supports both volume control and pressure control modes so that the patient can be supported throughout the treatment process from intubation to weaning.
An Open source hardware initiative to tackle the mismatch of medical devices formed by an organized group of professionals from multiple
disciplines focused on developing an affordable, medical grade, robust, open source solution to acute shortage of mechanical ventilators due
to COVID-19 pandemic. We have a core developer group collaborating online from different parts of the world, to design, build, test and
validate the prototype.
Medical ventilator shortage has been a critical issue throughout the world for decades. Ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
tested the limits and reiterated the need to look at the existing medical infrastructure.
It showed the need to revamp the facilities to cater to the demands of excessive volumes of patients and the need to
correct the mismatch of medical devices
We are currently working with the following accademic institutions
Currently LibreRespire ventilator is at experimental stage and not been validated and approved for human or animal use clinically.
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