Alternative Ventilation Mechanisms
"I had the privilege of working with the best minds in Israel to solve the respiratory problem in light of the outbreak of the virus.
- Mordechai Halfon, an officer in IDF
Mordechai Halfon - Team Leader
Stav Bar-Sheshet - Mechanical Leader
Gil Bachar - Electronics Leader
Ronen Zilberman - Programming Leader
Elad Grozovsky - Medical Advisor
Yvgeny Konstantinovsky - Production
Roi Darnell - Coding and Design
Ivry Shapira - Consultant
Hospitals are expecting to run out of BiPAP ventilators as the number of covid-19 patients in need of breathing assistance could increase exponentially. An alternative solution is needed to fill the gap.
A simple, pipe-based respirator system using inexpensive and disposable parts that also includes a patient breathing-monitoring system.
An initial prototype was assembled and successfully tested for pressure and air flow. The code for the breathing monitoring system is in advanced stages of development. The system has been approved in principle by Assuta Hospital in Ashdod and the Ministry of Health.