ShiVent: A Simple, Low-Cost, Non-Electric and Non-invasive Ventilator.
Shifa Technologies, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Technologies for improved delivery of supplemental oxygen
Tech Brief: ShiVent is a Simple, Low-cost, Non-Electric and Non-Invasive Ventilator which supports patients with breathing difficulties and is particularly useful in low resource settings. It is easy to use and requires no specialist manpower to operate.
Early-stage Startup (Seed)
FIGURES OF MERIT Value Proposition: Customer (Hospital Administrators) - A device that can help strengthen the capacity of health facilities to respond to patients with respiratory difficulties without the need for power supply, specialist expertise or Intensive Care Units. User (Doctors/Nurses/caregivers) - Additional treatment option with significant evidence of effectiveness to be considered when treating patients (i.e neonates and adults) with respiratory difficulties who have problems maintaining satisfactory oxygen levels. In the long run, the local manufacturing industry should also benefit from our solution, as some parts that form the kit should be produced locally.