Emergency Use Bag Valve Mask Actuator Concept
As news of the urgent need for ventilators became apparent, we started work on a concept design. We knew we needed a low cost, highly reliable system that could be built fast. We decided that a system that could actuate an existing BVM (bag valve mask) was the way to go.
We are extremely proud to announce that we have built and are testing a prototype that can be used in an emergency situation. We’re hoping it will never be needed, but if it helps just one person, we’ve accomplished our mission. We’re grateful to everyone on our team who helped bring this idea to reality in under 3 weeks, including the medical advisors we had to steer us and validate our concepts.