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ApolloBVM - Emergency Use Ventilator
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The ApolloBVM is an automated bag valve mask (BVM) device utilizing off-the-shelf components to provide safe and continuous hospital-grade mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 patients on an open-source basis.
The ApolloBVM is a controllable, automated add-on solution to the existing and widely available Bag Valve Mask. The device compresses the BVM with a mechanical system that is able to provide consistent and accurate ventilation with positive-pressure. This solution exists within the top range of high-acuity limited-operability (HALO) ventilator solutions with an a priori design to produce volume and pressure cycled ventilation that includes positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and enriched oxygen sources.
Controls of the ApolloBVM are familiar and clinician-designed with adult, child, and pediatric settings. They allow for tailored ventilation, adjustable I:E ratios, and variable positive pressure. Please note: This design took inspiration from the 2018-2019 Rice University Senior Design Project from Team Take A Breather.
Design Specifications/Goals (Reported for Revision 1)
All design work on the ApolloBVM was done at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University
Danny Blacker - Lead Designer
Dr. Maria Oden - Faculty Mentor
Dr. Matthew Wettergreen - Faculty Mentor
Thomas Herring - Controls Lead
Amy Kavalewitz - Project Manager
Dr. Rohith Malya - Clinical Lead
Fernando Cruz - Engineering Design Technician
Inspired by the 2018-2019 senior design project Team Take A Breather