MIT E-Vent

MIT E-Vent

Solution Overview & Benefits

Information updated: May 19th 2020

This is an Ambu bag device.

The device which automates the squeezing of emergency resuscitator bags.

Summary Specs:

  • This is a Volume Control Ventilation (VCV) device.
  • What is the plateau pressure range? Limited to max 30 cm H2O
  • Does it have PEEP? Yes
  • Does it have an alarm? Yes
  • Does it have a backup battery? No
  • What does the interface display? Tidal volume, respiratory rate (BPMs), I/E ratio, Pressure measurements (cmH20), Peak inspiration pressure, Plateau Pressure, PEEP.
  • How long can it run without interruption? (standard is 100% for 14 days) N/A

History & Development

MIT E-Vent’s is a machine which helps automate squeezing of emergency resuscitator bag (Ambu bag). It starts with a design from a student project in MIT class 2.75 (Medical Device Design). A group of MIT personnel and alumni come together to develop open guidelines and reference designs so qualified personnel around the world can build the machine to match their needs and available supply chains. One key difference of this project is the integral involvement of clinicians who help translate between clinical and engineering requirements, ensuring that machines are adhered to clinical guidelines.



Publicly available: No
Countries where available: USA
Price range: Free
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes

Additional Information

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