Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts

May 05, 2020

Thomas Milner, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is leading project in collaboration with faculty at Dell Medical School, UT Health San Antonio, and UC Irvine to create a novel type of ventilator composed of cheap, widely available components. Called the Assisted Bag Breathing Unit, the ventilator will use a manual resuscitator and windshield wiper motor parts to create a simple modification to how the oxygen is delivered and will hopefully help fill the rising demand of ventilators created by the spread of COVID-19. April 3, 2020, TechXplore, etc.