Atena – Invasive Medical Ventilator. Low-cost, easily assembled, and locally produced invasive medical ventilator
CEIIA – Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento, Porto, Portugal
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on healthcare systems around the world. In particular, the medical ventilation systems which increase the survival of patients are in short supply. The Atena - Invasive Medical Ventilator project, aims to meet the extremely high demand for ventilation equipment. This community-based approach provides a low-cost, easily assembled, and locally produced solution, through the development, prototyping, testing and decentralized industrialization of a new mechanical invasive ventilator.