The ventilator has become a popular tool on the front line against the epidemic, and its effective use can even save lives. NVIDIA has also stepped in after Medtroni unveiled design drawings for an entry-level ventilator, with chief scientist Bill Daily launching an open source ventilator hardware design.
The ventilator is characterized by market-wide, versatile components, five-minute quick assembly, and so on, costing $400, or just 2% of the $20,000 mainstream ventilator.
Whether it is picture or video is not difficult to find, the prototype ventilator can be called “shabby”, in fact, mainly a set of solenoid valves and microcontrollers. However, the design was not a guess and was directed and endorsed by Dr. Andrew Moore, a chief resident at Stanford University, and Bryant Lin, a medical equipment specialist.
Daily hopes that the FDA will provide special services and open a green channel for urgent approval to start mass production and meet the emergency needs of anti-epidemic front-line health care workers.