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Provide portable ventilators for patients with COVID 19



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Our goal
Maximize efficiency of vital life saving machines at ICUs of Government Hospitals in India
The Challenge

Hospitals lack sufficient Ventilators to treat patients with COVID 19

The corona virus attacks people’s lungs, in some cases compromising their ability to breathe as they develop pneumonia. Ventilators, which deliver air to the lungs through a tube placed in the windpipe, are crucial to keep these patients alive. India has an estimated 40,000 working ventilators, a number experts said will be inadequate in case there is a surge in Covid-19 infections that, in approximately 5% of the cases, sends patients to intensive care units (ICU) with acute breathing problems

Our Solution

Provide portable ventilators to hospitals for treating COVID 19 patients

RespirAID [portable ventilator] is a Automated Respiratory Assist device developed by Biodesign Innovation Labs that is an alternative for prolonged manual ventilation of AMBU bags or BVM used during within hospital transit of patient or during transit in Ambulances, operation theaters with anaesthesia. It delivers intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Automating the process of hand ventilation is achieved through simple mechanics, hence will keep the costs and skill requirement low.

It is easy to maintain the device as it utilizes existing medical grade compression components and simple mechanics. Various sensors are used to detect the working conditions of the
system and a feedback loop is introduced to update the working as per requirements. This is can be used for the existing COVID 19 situations as it can stabilize the patients with respiratory distress, Pneumonia and ARDS conditions.

Your Impact

Availability of Critical Life Saving Equipment at ICUs helps save human lives

Your donation will help ensure critical life saving equipment like ventilators at ICUs are functioning and available when needed. This will save the lives of many newborn babies and children admitted due to COVID 19 disease. This is key to reduction of deaths due to COVID 19 outbreak.

$2,800 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 86%-Ventilators cost

  • 7%-Repair/ maintenance cost

  • 7%-Training cost

$2,200 Campaign Booster Funding

This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.

  • 54%-1 more ventilator provided

  • 18%-Administrative cost

  • 14%-Repair and maintenance cost

  • 14%-Training cost

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Gopala

  • Muthu

  • Usha

  • Burke

  • Nanda

  • John

  • Sri Divya

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