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InVent Automated Emergency Ventilator (AEV)

Created over 1 year ago
29 Volunteers

About the Project


Our team has a prototype of a low-cost, easy-to-use ventilator that is optimized for emergency and mass casualty scenarios. The team is led by Glenn W Laub, MD: a cardiac surgeon and former-CEO/founder of Defibtech LLC, where he brought a novel line of AEDs and other resuscitation devices to market.

Almost 18 months ago, we recognized that mechanical ventilatory support would be a critically required treatment modality in many emergency situations, and have already spent 12 months working on a prototype for this specific use case.

The unit is designed to include the most frequently used modes of ventilatory support, including AC, SIMV, and PEEP. The device requires minimal training to set up and use, and despite this was developed to be manufactured for less than $250/unit.

We're currently looking for funding in the immediate-term for an early production build of our life-sustaining ventilatory technology for COVID-19.

How far along is it

- R&D Prototype
- Secured initial supply chain for key components

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

- Funding to finalize prototype and deliver an early production build of our life-sustaining ventilatory device for COVID-19
- GUI Designer / Engineer

Project details

Who is already working on this

Glenn W. Laub, MD: Professor and Chair of CT Surgery, CEO TLDI
Giovanni Meier: Founding Engineer, Defibtech LLC
David G Laub: Amazon Robotics; MS. in Computer Engineering, Duke University
Steven Jacobson: Machine Learning Engineer; MS. in Computer Engineering, Duke University
Taylor Laub: Wharton MBA; BSE in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

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