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Ventilators

  • Rapid-deployment hospital ventilator

The TransPod Ventilator is a new rapid-deployment hospital ventilator that can serve COVID-19 patients.

Low-cost

The TransPod ventilator is an advanced ventilator which is low-cost, portable and versatile in its use as an ambulance ventilator, emergency field hospital ventilator for pandemics and as an ICU ventilator.

Made in Canada

An innovative approach, based on professionals’ field experiences.
Proudly designed and manufactured in Canada.

Easy-to-use with advanced features

This COVID-19 ventilator uses readily-available parts from alternative supply chains, using automotive, aerospace, and other standard mechanical parts. It has several smart features.

Fast to build

The goal of this ventilator is to be highly capable, low-cost, rapidly deployable, using non-specialized parts.

Extended Version

Basic Version

  • Portable, capable as either an ambulance ventilator, or emergency field hospital ventilator for pandemics
  • Runs on battery power, or plug-in wall power
  • Connections for permanent installation in a hospital
  • Runs independently with its own air supply, or can be connected to oxygen + air tanks, or a hospital oxygen + air connections.
  • Doctors can set the respiratory rate (6 to 40 breaths/minute), I:E time ratio, oxygen concentration (21% to 100%), pressure of inhalation and expiration.
  • Portable, capable as either an ambulance ventilator, or emergency field hospital ventilator, or ICU ventilator
  • Runs on battery power, or plug-in wall power
  • Connections for permanent installation in a hospital
  • Runs independently with its own air supply, or can be connected to oxygen + air tanks, or a hospital oxygen + air connections.
  • Doctors can set the respiratory rate (6 to 40 breaths/minute), I:E time ratio, oxygen concentration (21% to 100%), pressure of inhalation and expiration.
  • Suitable for ICU hospital settings, intensive care of critically-ill patients with enhanced features.
  • High redundancy and fail-safe backup features, like an aircraft or ship, to make sure there are at least two of all the critical parts.
  • Capable of data streaming for graphical monitoring

Doctors have identified a problem: several new "cheap" open-source ventilators being designed can only be used on a patient for a limited time, v.s. existing expensive well-established ventilators. The TransPod ventilator suits an urgent need for new, rapid-deployment, "transitional" ventilators. These would be used for COVID-19 field hospitals, emergency treatment centres, and patient transportation, where other ventilators fall short.

Based on biomedical & mechatronics research, the TransPod ventilator uses an efficient design made of off-the-shelf components coming from industries that are not severely affected by the current crisis, guaranteeing continuous manufacturing and deliveries to hospitals.

Using guidance from a large team of doctors, the TransPod ventilator includes new advanced features which are specially designed for COVID-19 medical treatments, to improve survival outcomes in this pandemic.

TransPod has extensive research expertise in electronics, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering. Manufacturing facilities include advanced CNC machines and electronics workstations. TransPod has manufacturing expertise to liaison with secondary manufacturers in Ontario, to advance the supply chain for subcomponents. TransPod's technology won the "Innovation of the Year" award on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The scientific community has granted TransPod staff 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications, internationally. TransPod's first-in-the-world aerospace technology was adopted in a 31-million Euro research project grant from the European Union, to deploy for aerospace manufacturing both in France and Italy.