Mexican Team Develops "Multi-Patient" Ventilator That Can Treat Six People At A Time
To address the global need for ventilators, a team of Mexican tech and medical experts has designed a mutli-patient ventilator that can accomodate up to six people at a time.
They will make the blueprints available for "universal use" in the fight against the virus.
A multidisciplinary team led by the directors of Mexico's Hermosillo Technological Center and the State University of Sonora have designed a multi-patient ventilator called MARA, Automatic Machine For Artificial Respiration, reports El Universal.
¡Miren nomás cuánto talento en Sonora! Un grupo multidisciplinario de @UES_MX y del Centro Tecnológico de Hermosillo creó a MARA, un respirador para 6 pacientes. Se hizo con equipo didáctico de escuelas tecnológicas. Excelente labor y guía de @PedroMarHdez1 (CTH) y @portega27 pic.twitter.com/DrJ2TMQ0gP— Claudia Pavlovich A. (@ClaudiaPavlovic) April 19, 2020
MARA, which was developed with the input of doctors and industrial equipment suppliers, and has been approved by experts in both the technological and medical fields, can accomodate up to six patients at a time and can be dialed to adjust oxygen flow, breathing rate, and virus, bacteria, and fungus filtering, among many other parameters.
According Pedro Mar Hernandez, director of the Hermosillo Tech Center, the prototype was developed to help address the global need for ventilators to fight the virus and it's design will be made available for "universal use."