The world’s attention has been captured with the current COVID pandemic. Tolomatic noticed a couple ‘open source’ design concepts for automating assisted breathing devices that were posted on the internet. As a company focused on motion control solutions, we wanted to explore additional ways to mechanically actuate an ‘Ambu bag’.
We put our engineering, sales and operations team in motion, and had some ideas for new designs that would offer some advantages versus a simple motor and camming design or a pneumatic cylinder. We have created concept designs that use screw driven linear actuators and servo/stepper motors to precisely control tidal air volume and frequency.
These proposed technologies are the first step in creating new and reliable ventilators for patients around the world. Tolomatics’ hope is to spark interest and conversation with other potential partners in developing a final solution that can be submitted for approval.