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Caregiver creates an open source blog to design a Pandemic Ventilator

Shared by Sara Di Fabio on 2020-03-25 16:36

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The Pandemic Ventilator was built to be used as a ventilator of last resort during a possible avian flu pandemic. The inventor was motivated by the idea of someone he loves needing a ventilator in a moment of crisis.

The ventilator is very primitive and basic, but it has a modern electronic control system. This basic ventilator design is using materials that would still be available or that can be re-purposed during a pandemic.

The materials used are wood, tape, plastic bags, threaded pipe, solenoid valves, security system magnetic switches and a programmable logic controller.

The prototypes are not fully functional devices and had no safety testing. They still need some improvement to be more stable and prevent failures.

The Pandemic Ventilator Project is an open-source hardware project, ideas and experiences can be shared at https://panvent.blogspot.com/.

Adopted from: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pandemic-Ventilator/
More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahumLb8pWBc&feature=emb_title
For detailed instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pandemic-Ventilator/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Panvent (username on Instructables) started the open-source Pandemic Ventilator project in 2007 to design a ventilator for use in a Flu Pandemic that can be made from readily available materials at the last minute.

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