OxyGEN emergency ventilator
Type of project
Pre-clinical testing and participation in a clinical trial of emergency ventilator
Brief summary and objectives
The objective of OxyGEN is to provide help with ventilation for patients with severe respiratory problems, such as those with COVID-19, when conventional ventilators are not available. It is designed for temporary use during the emergency.
The emergency device allows the automization of manual rescusitators (AMBU type), in an autonomous and mechanized way, so they can be used to maintain respiration. It also allows respiratory frequency and volume to be controlled constantly, together with the inspiration/expiration. The engineering is open access and available for anyone who needs it.
Dr Josep M. Nicholás, specialist in intensive care medicine and Lecturer at the UB
Hospital Clínic, Germans Trias i Pujol and Barcelona University with Protofy.xyz
Dr Josep M. Nicholás, Specialist in intensive care medicine and Lecturer at the UB
Dr Ramón Farré, Professor of Physiology at the UB and leader of the group in Respiratory Biophysics and Engineering, IDIBAPs
Dr Manel Puig, Director, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP)
Dr Martí Pons, specialist from the Intensive Care Unit of Sant Joan de Deu Hospital
The clinical trial is ongoing to provide ventilators in emergency situations.
This initiative has been possible thanks to the support of a large number of private individuals, companies and organizations from civil society. They have also had the support of the Catalan Health Service, which has facilited the incorporation of the companies and has supported the centres seeking this type of solution.
The OxyGEN prototype has been developed by Protofy.xyz