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THE COVID RESPONSE TEAM

OUR MOTTO

#KEEP

BREATHING

The COVID Response Team is a not-for-profit group of engineers, medical doctors, researchers and others dedicated to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main goal is to provide emergency ventilators to meet the huge demand for supportive breathing equipment as a result of the spread of the disease.

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  • 3% of patients who contract COVID-19 will require intensive care, including the use of a ventilator. 

  • In Ireland, this figure could reach over 50,000 patients. 

  • In a typical year, 7000 patients are ventilated in Ireland. This capacity could need to increase almost tenfold.

THE VENTILATOR

The Emergency COVID Ventilator is designed to be produced by anyone, anywhere in the world. Drawing on our design team’s experiences from areas as diverse as aerospace and motorsport engineering to marine and medical device engineering, we have developed a simple, low-cost and rapidly manufacturable concept. 

OUR ADVICE

While we stress the importance of funding ventilators and other equipment, it is still highly important to continue with social distancing measures. The team urges the public to remain vigilant, to limit social interactions where possible and to continue practicing thorough hand hygiene. We can only meet the demand for hospital equipment if the public can limit the spread of infection.

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LATEST UPDATES

TheJournal.ie

Mon 30th March

Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators

IRISH RESEARCHERS WHO crowdfunded to develop an easy-to-build...

Irish Examiner

Mon 23rd March

Mick Clifford: Battle is on to maintain supplies of ventilators

Engineers are coming together to build alternative versions of the life...

Irish Times

Mon 30th March

Engineers gather to produce ‘battlefield’ ventilator in war on Covid-19

A team of engineers and specialists in medical devices gathered...

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The team urges the public to remain vigilant, to limit social interaction as much as possible and to continue practicing thorough hand hygiene. We can only hope to meet the demand for hospital equipment if the public can limit the spread of infection.

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