Low-cost ventilator builds on available resuscitation bags (video)

April 17, 2020

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances — and widely available in hospitals — has been designed by a team of researchers from Georgia Tech, Cranfield University, and Emory University. The device, which is powered by a 12-volt motor, could help meet peak medical demands in the industrialized world and serve resource-constrained countries that don’t have supplies of conventional ventilators.

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A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances – and widely available in hospitals – has been designed by an international team of university researchers.