DOI: 10.2196/preprints.26047
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SLAC Stanford, Andrew Ames, Martin Breidenbach, Michael Bressack, Pieter A Breur, Eric Charles, David M Gaba, Ryan Herbst, Christina M Ignarra, Steffen Luitz, Eric H Miller, Brian Mong, Tom A Shutt, Matthias Wittgen et al.

Abstract: UNSTRUCTURED We have implemented an Acute Shortage Ventilator (ASV) motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of severe ventilator shortages in the near future. The unit cost per ventilator is less than $400 US excluding the patient circuit parts. The ASV mechanically compresses a self-inflating bag resuscitator, uses a modified patient circuit, and is commanded by a microcontroller and an optional laptop. It operates in both Volume-Controlled Assist-C…

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