Authors:C. Galbiati, W. Bonivento, M. Caravati, S. De Cecco, T. Dinon, G. Fiorillo, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, C. L. Kendziora, I. Kochanek, An. Ianni, A. McDonald, L. Molinari Tosatti, M. Malosio, D. Minuzzo, S. H. Pordes, A. Prini. A. Razeto, M. Razeti, M. Rescigno, D. Sablone, E. Scapparone, G. Testera, R. Tartaglia, H. Wang, A.…

Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM): A Novel Mechanical Ventilator Designed for Mass Scale Production in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemics

(Submitted on 23 Mar 2020)

Abstract: We present here the design of the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM), a novel
mechanical ventilator designed for mass scale production in response to the
COVID-19 pandemics, to compensate for the dramatic shortage of such ventilators
in many countries. This ventilator is an electro-mechanical equivalent of the
old, reliable Manley Ventilator. Our design is optimized to permit large sale
production in short time and at a limited cost, relying on off-the-shelf
components, readily available worldwide from hardware suppliers. Operation of
the MVM requires only a source of compressed oxygen (or compressed medical air)
and electrical power. The MVM control and monitoring unit can be connected and
networked via WiFi so that no additional electrical connections are necessary
other than the connection to the electrical power.

At this stage the MVM is not a certified medical device. Construction of the
first prototypes is starting with a team of engineers, scientists and computing
experts. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the conceptual design of
the MVM broadly and to solicit feedback from the scientific and medical
community to speed the process of review, improvement and possible

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From: Walter Bonivento [view email]

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:30:06 UTC (1,788 KB)

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