We can use your help.
Over the past three months we have designed, built and tested a low-cost, easy to manufacture and safe ventilator to help in the fight against Covid-19. We are now releasing this invention, along with a short video (https://youtu.be/U_JXa47RBuo), a long detailed paper (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.20.20158147v1) and our website (https://www.slac-asv.net/).
We call our invention the acute shortage ventilator (ASV), and it is intended to be the simplest reliable solution to save lives in places that experience a shortage of ventilators during a surge of Covid-19 cases. Our team consists of particle physicists, engineers, software and hardware specialists from Stanford University and SLAC National Lab working with healthcare experts from Stanford and the Palo Alto VA hospital.
We extensively tested a prototype ventilator using a top of the line ASL – 5000 lung simulator to make sure it can successfully deliver a broad range of different ventilation settings. We demonstrated that the prototype meets the requirements set by the AAMI Emergency Use Resuscitator System design guidance specifications (AAMI/CR503:2020) for simplified ventilator designs.
Now we need your help!
We are looking for companies to now take our invention and run with it. Stanford's office of technology licensing will provide no-cost licenses to companies who want to produce and distribute these around the world. (http://techfinder.stanford.edu/technologies/S20-256_acute-shortage-ventilator)
Help us share this information so that together we can make sure there are enough ventilators available in the places that needed them the most.
Thank you from all of us.
Partner with us
We have partnered with physicians at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System to test prototype devices against AAMI Emergency Use Resuscitator System (EURS) design guidance specifications (AAMI/CR503:2020).
We working with the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing to offer no-cost licenses to produce and distribute ventilators.