Sustainable development project to create an ICU ventilator for Latin America and Africa.
Open source technology with accessible components that make the scaleup in other countries easier.
Non-profit initiative to stock up hospitals in countries in need with ventilators.
The development of a more robust and safe solution to fight COVID-19 everywhere.
It all started with a global contest or open innovation challenge launched on the 18th of March, 2020, on the ennomotive platform: www.ennomotive.com.
The final solution was selected among 50 submitted proposals and the prototype was built by an engineering team in only two weeks.
On the 15th of April, 2020, the prototype was showcased to a group of intensive-care doctors and engineers specialized in medical devices at the Vithas Arturo Soria Hospital in Madrid, Spain.
Shortly after, ennomotive signed an agreement with Vithas, in charge of giving support regarding testing and the AEMPS (Spanish Medical Agency) authorization application.
Two more companies are part of the OxyVita consortium: McFlytechnologies, in charge of the industrialization and lyntia giving support to the funding of the authorization, manufacturing, and industrialization of 100 ventilators.
Finally, the authorization of the OxyVita ventilator would not have been possible without collaborators like University of Francisco de Vitoria (UFV) or the animal surgery service of the Gómez Ulla Hospital, in Madrid.
The ventilator design was submitted by Frede Jensen, a British engineer with +30 years of experience in R&D and medical devices.
Ennomotive received and selected this solution as part of the open innovation challenge published on the ennomotive platform in March.
ICU support and intubation technology, valid for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Based on pressure control and volume measurement.
Clear benefits over other commercially available solutions.
It has a redundant alarm system and a complete risk analysis.
It can be built with easily accessible components.
It can be used by non-qualified professionals and in emergency conditions.
Never-before-implemented solution, a true innovation in the fight against COVID-19.
The cost is under 1,000 EUR per unit, much lower than other conventional ventilators.
|Incoming gas supply||
- Conexion to air and oxigen mix set between 2 to 8 bars
- FiO2 mix must happen in an external device
- Average O2 consumptio less than 6 lpm
|Inspiratory pressure of the airway||
- Plateau pressure: Up to 60cm H2O
- Maximum pressure can be set up to 60cm H2O and, by default, whit 2cm more than the plateau pressure
|Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)||
- 4 to 25cm H2O that can be adjusted in 1cm H2O increases
- Set at 1:2, espiration takes twice as time as inspiration
|Breathing rate (BPM)||
- 10 to 30 breaths per minute, 1 more breath per increase
|Tidal volume (Vt)||
- Adjustable from 100ml to 1500ml in 20ml steps
Ennomotive launched a collaborative challenge to find an emergency ventilator to treat patients with Covid-19 everywhere in the world.
After a couple of weeks, the prototype was built and taken to the Vithas hospital in Madrid, Spain, to test it in front of the management team.
Carlos Pardo handled the construction of the OxyVita ventilator prototype, that was based on the design of the British engineer Frede Jensen.
Enrique López Ayllón, manager at McFly Technologies, tells us a little bit about the industrialization of the OxyVita ventilator.
David Ortiz played an essential part in the development of the OxyVita ventilator.
Listen to his interview to know more about it.
After the Spanish Medicine Agency gave OxyVita the authorization to start the clinical tests, ennomotive had an event at McFly Technologies facilities to hand over the first 10 ventilators to the Ecuatorian ambassador in Spain.
In this video, you can learn how to use the different modes of operation of the OxyVita ventilator.
Almost like a tutorial, Carlos Pardo explains the pressure and volume modes of the ventilator, the alarms, and much more.
Ennomotive is looking for organizations or companies in Latin America or other regions affected by the pandemic that wish to donate ventilators for hospitals in their country.
These ventilators can either be manufactured locally or shipped directly from Spain.
Since OxyVita is an emergency ventilator, the destination country must authorize the manufacturing of the ventilator.
J. L. MORENO
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