Medical Devices Center Creates New Ventilator

UMN anesthesiology fellow Stephen Richardson partnered with the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, directed by ME Professor Arthur Erdman, to create a prototype for a low-cost ventilator based on the idea of motorized Ambu bags. One week and 70 volunteers later, two prototypes — now called the Coventor — tested successfully. 

Watch this video about how the Coventor went from concept to prototype in one week.