The Multivent Project
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of respirators around the world. One respirator, which services one patient, can cost up to $30,000, a cost prohibitive to many hospitals. The Red Balloon team built a respirator that can provide mechanical ventilation for up to 10 patients simultaneously and be fabricated with mass-produced products, which reduces the cost per patient to $500-$1,500.
Deliver a mockup presentation of the Multivent Project in early stages as a proposal for the U.S. government, displaying the potential advantages of a low-cost, multi-patient ventilator.