Developed a low-cost and easy to assemble ventilator for hospitals
Location: Portugal, Porto
“Our hope and desire to help are what makes us keep breathing”
Hospitals face massive demand for ventilators. That’s why a multidisciplinary team in Porto, led by INESC TEC, is developing PNEUMA, a low-cost and easy to assemble device. The main goal of this alternative ventilator is to free up conventional machines for critical cases. This technology acts as an alternative to invasive ventilation for patients with acute respiratory failure requiring respiratory rate control. It is also a solution in the event of a critical shortage of ventilators. European scientists are at the forefront of global research and innovation in medicine, working across borders to improve healthcare systems together. This includes EU support for startups and small and medium companies with new ideas to fight the virus. The European Innovation Council Accelerator's funding call offers €164 million to help them get their ideas off the ground.