OxVent ventilator project by team of engineers and medics at the University of Oxford and King’s College London to proceed to the next stage of testing.
OxVent is a multidisciplinary team of engineers and medics at the University of Oxford and King’s College London. The team has been shortlisted by the UK government to go to the next stage of testing for safety and usability for their ventilator prototype.
If the ventilator passes the required MHRA safety tests, it will rapidly move into production with the medical manufacturing company, Smith and Nephew (S&N) based in Hull.
This green light enables the team to test their prototype ventilators, developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic and forecasted acute shortage of ventilators. The next stage would be the manufacture of ventilators and deployment through the NHS. The design could also be used in other healthcare settings.
To find out more about the project and see videos visit: https://oxvent.org/