A ventilator is used to help a person breathe. People who cannot breathe on their own or that are breathing insufficiently will need a ventilator. Ventilation can be done invasively using breathing tubes or noninvasively using a respiratory mask. A ventilator by repeatedly pumping oxygen-filled air to the lungs, just like regular breathing. The amount of oxygen and air pressure can be set specifically for each patient.

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Things to remember when designing DIY medical devices:

DIY devices are a last resort


3D printed components are porous and hard to disinfect


New ventilators should be easy to use to simplify the jobs of medical professionals.


The FDA and MHRA have set up fast approval processes.



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