Engineers, anaesthetists and surgeons from the University of Oxford and King’s College London are working in partnership to test prototypes of a rapidly deployable ventilator that can be manufactured using techniques and tools available in well-equipped university and SME workshops.
The team, led by Oxford professors Andrew Farmery, Mark Thompson and Alfonso Castrejon-Pita, and King’s College London’s Dr Federico Formenti, has been working to define novel mechanisms of operation that will meet the required specifications
for safe and reliable function. The design aims to exploit off-the-shelf components and equipment.
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