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Simple Ventilators for Emergency Use Based on Bag-Valve Pressing Systems: Lessons Learned and Future Steps

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Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C., Loma del Bosque 115, Lomas del Campestre, Leon, Guanajuato 37150, Mexico
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Faculty of Physics and Material Sciences Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 35037 Marburg, Germany
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Abteilung für Innere Medizin, Schlafmedizinisches Zentrum, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, Baldingerstraße 1, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Department of Medical Technology, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Marburg, Philipps University of Marburg, Baldingerstraße, 35033 Marburg, Germany
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Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University Medical Center Gießen und Marburg, Philipps University Marburg, 35037 Marburg, Germany
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The German Center of Lung Research (DZL), Baldingerstrasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(20), 7229; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207229
Received: 3 September 2020 / Revised: 29 September 2020 / Accepted: 5 October 2020 / Published: 16 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Applied Physics)
As part of a plethora of global efforts to minimize the negative effects of the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) pandemic, we developed two different mechanisms that, after further development, could potentially be of use in the future in order to increase the capacity of ventilators with low-cost devices based on single-use-bag-valve mask systems. We describe the concept behind the devices and report a characterization of them. Finally, we make a description of the solved and unsolved challenges and propose a series of measures in order to better cope with future contingencies. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; mechanical ventilator; emergency ventilator COVID-19; mechanical ventilator; emergency ventilator
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Castro-Camus, E.; Ornik, J.; Mach, C.; Hernandez-Cardoso, G.; Savalia, B.; Taiber, J.; Ruiz-Marquez, A.; Kesper, K.; Konde, S.; Sommer, C.; Wiener, J.; Geisel, D.; Hüppe, F.; Kräling, G.; Mross, P.; Nguyen, J.; Wiesmann, T.; Beutel, B.; Koch, M. Simple Ventilators for Emergency Use Based on Bag-Valve Pressing Systems: Lessons Learned and Future Steps. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 7229. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207229

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Castro-Camus E, Ornik J, Mach C, Hernandez-Cardoso G, Savalia B, Taiber J, Ruiz-Marquez A, Kesper K, Konde S, Sommer C, Wiener J, Geisel D, Hüppe F, Kräling G, Mross P, Nguyen J, Wiesmann T, Beutel B, Koch M. Simple Ventilators for Emergency Use Based on Bag-Valve Pressing Systems: Lessons Learned and Future Steps. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(20):7229. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207229

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Castro-Camus, Enrique, Jan Ornik, Cornelius Mach, Goretti Hernandez-Cardoso, Bhushan Savalia, Jochen Taiber, Armando Ruiz-Marquez, Karl Kesper, Srumika Konde, Caroline Sommer, Julian Wiener, David Geisel, Franziska Hüppe, Gunter Kräling, Peter Mross, Johnny Nguyen, Thomas Wiesmann, Björn Beutel, and Martin Koch. 2020. "Simple Ventilators for Emergency Use Based on Bag-Valve Pressing Systems: Lessons Learned and Future Steps" Applied Sciences 10, no. 20: 7229. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207229

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