CPAP to Ventilator Conversion
AES Controls, Inc designed a CPAP/BiPAP-to-PCV Ventilator conversion kit specifically to help address the dire ventilator shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Wired article highlights the scramble to meet a shortage of ventilators for Covid-19 patients by hospital administrators and public health officials.
Ventilator SOS is a group of engineers, medical doctors, and industry advisers working with faculty and students at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to create a streamlined process to adapt these devices for emergency use in local hospitals.
A team of Auburn University engineering professors, students and alumni have successfully re-purposed a standard CPAP machine into a functional emergency ventilator for health care providers potentially coping with ventilator shortages during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.