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The purpose of this project is the development and the production of an innovative assisted ventilation device, aimed at tackling the COVID-19 health emergency spreading across the world in these weeks. Our project is entirely developed following an open-source philosophy. We will therefore release the full documentation regarding both the hardware and the software components of the project on our website.
Open Breath lung ventilator aims at being easily manipulated by a specialized operator, in order to minimize the training time required for medical personnel. A minimalist yet efficient user interface will provide all the technical and security vital indicators relative to the hospitalized patients.
The assisted ventilation device we are developing aims at satisfying two main requirements: constructive speed and simplicity of its components. For this reason, Open Breath lung ventilator exhibits an innovative design, conceived to be quickly built with “off-the-shelf” and low-cost hardware components. The local italian industrial network is fundamental in backing us for the quick realization and distribution of our ventilator.
We are developing an interconnected device, which will be able to provide additional clinical data regarding the patients. Furthermore, OpenBreath’s device will be able to send live alerts and updates regarding the patients’ vitals, directly to the medical personnel. This will lessen the exposure of health workers to contagion and help contribute to the reduction of the doctor/patient rate in this context of severe scarcity of human resources.
The project aims at complying fully with the biomedical industry standards. However, because of the immediate need caused by the emergency, it is probably not feasible to fulfill the certification of the device before its full release. Nonetheless, the project aims at complying with the 43/92/CEE normative, which regulates the fabrication of medical devices.
Beside monitoring the patients’ vitals, Open Breath project aims at gathering and storing patients data, through processes of strong pseudonomyficaton that ensure complete anonymity. The collected data will be used for data science purposes only and, thanks to Artificial Intelligence algorithms, will provide insights about the clinical course of the hospitalized population. These findings might allow scientists and doctors to understand the COVID-19 phenomenon more thoroughly and, hopefully, develop quicker and more effective countermeasures.