The machine, which also drains the exhaled air from the patient's environment through a filter system, is made in Budapest.
Researchers at the University of Óbuda are working on an amazing development: they are working on a mass ventilator system that works even in camp conditions and solves the breathing of many people at the same time.
Miklós Kozlovszky, Dean of János Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Head of the EKIK BioTech Research Center, came up with the idea of the mass ventilator in the first days of March, before the pandemic was declared. His aim was to save the lives of more people at once, while protecting health workers and reducing the risk of infection. The key to the latter is that the exhaled air is also removed from the patient’s environment through a filter system, so there is a much lower risk of doctors and nurses catching the disease.
"We are designing a mass ventilator that can ventilate up to 5-10-50 or even more people at a time, protects healthcare workers, and can even be operated outside a hospital, in ad-hoc camps, in halls," they write in their briefing.
If the project succeeds, it will change not only the coronavirus situation, but also any epidemic causing similar respiratory problems in the future. And the best part of the story is that they plan to make the product designs available for free, so any company can produce the product in the future!Follow the MassVentil Project on their official Facebook page, because something very big is going on in Budapest!