The world’s refugee camps and other vulnerable communities are facing a regular health disaster. Prof. Stephen Rees has been researching in mechanical ventilation for 20 years and is internationally recognised within his field. The COVID-19 outbreak led him to start working on an old design for en emergency ventilator which may be assembled by simple components for 10 % of the price of a normal hospital ventilator.
The design is widely available as open source that everyone can access. All necessary medical advice and authorizations will be sought in the process.
The prototype was ready just before Easter and Aalborg University and Flairmo are now building 30-40 ventilators, financed by the Foundation.
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