- Recent health, manmade and natural disasters, such as Covid-19, have focused attention on the need to provide simultaneous care to large groups of patients.
- Depending on the nature of the disaster, many hospital supplies, such as ventilators, may not be enough to support all the patients.
- Clinician and public health officials have been particularly concerned about mechanical ventilator surge capacity and have suggested stock-piling ventilators and/or rationing ventilation. These possible solutions are expensive, limited by physical and human capital conditions, and sometimes unethical.
- Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, the ventilators market outlook was extremely positive with high prevalence of respiratory diseases, rapid growth in the geriatric population and growing number of preterm births driving the market size up.
- Demand for mechanical ventilators has increased, resulting in an increase in number of ICU admissions worldwide.
- The COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to have a prolonged effect on the global ventilator market. Owing to the pandemic, the market registered growth with a CAGR of 15.13% (post-COVID-19) in comparison to the CAGR of 7.48% that was anticipated for the pre-COVID-19 global ventilator market during 2021-2030
? Makor has developed a novel multi-ventilator for treating multiple patients using one ventilator device. Potentially, the single disclosed multi-ventilator can be used to ventilate an entire department of patients using personalized ventilation parameters and settings, as determined by a physician.
? Using this novel ventilator, the physician can remotely choose different personal parameters for each patient on the on-screen display of the ventilator and, therefore, the invented ventilator device will provide personalized ventilator care for each connected patient.
? In case of emergency, such as Covid-19, health care system may be overwhelmed by a number of patients requiring ventilator medical care to keep them alive. In such a situation, the presented ventilator solves a problem of choosing which patients will receive a ventilator treatment and which will not.
? Separate inspiration and expiration lines make the ventilator safe to use and easy to clean and to disinfect.
? The medical personnel can remotely monitor all connected patients, and set and modify different personal parameters for each patient, from a single remote on-screen patient monitor display station. In such a way, the personnel will be protected from unnecessary exposure to viruses and bacteria.
The presented novel product is a US patent-pending single ventilator that provides individualized artificial ventilation care for multiple connected patients according to medical condition of each patient.
The product is a single stand-alone ventilator connected to a number of patients by inspiration and expiration tubing lines for simultaneously providing individualized artificial ventilation care for two or more patients connected to the said device, such a ventilation care being provided differently to each patient according to patient-specific different ventilation care parameters, such a parameters being determined by medical personnel. The ventilator device will be equipped with the Internet connectivity means, including Wi-Fi reception and communication means, to allow the ventilator to be remotely connected and controlled.
Using this ventilator, the physician can remotely or non-remotely set-up and modify different personal parameters for each patient on the on-screen display of the ventilator to provide personalized ventilator care for each connected patient.
A central processor device will be used for controlling individualized ventilation care parameters of each connected patient to provide such individualized ventilation care, the said central processor device will further include a database for storing and analyzing the data obtained through ventilation of the connected patients.
In order to facilitate the system to work with different parameters for each of the connected patients, the ventilator settings need to be determined in such a way that the ventilator itself can work with individual parameters for each patient and the medical personnel can select those different personal parameters for each patient on the screen display.
Control system facilitates the commands provided by the centralized ventilator server.
The control system comprises individualized electronic control circuits with microprocessors manage the monitoring and control functions of a ventilator. Such individualized electronic control circuits will be created for every patient connected to the ventilator. E.g., if five patients will be connected to a single multi-ventilator, then the said multi-ventilator will comprise five control circuits.
The system uses a microprocessor to control the gas delivery according to the preset parameters (such as volume, inspiratory time, flow pattern, etc.). In other words, microprocessors are used in the device and system for digital control of flow valves that allow flexibility in shaping the ventilator?s output pressure, volume, and flow waveforms.
- The proposed novel ventilator system further includes a Wireless Internet communication system to allow medical personnel to connect and to control the ventilator remotely and wirelessly. Such a Wireless Internet communication system could be facilitated using the usual Wi-Fi Internet communication protocol. The Remote Wireless Operator Control Means are enabled and integrated in such Wireless Internet communication system.
- The mentioned operator interface includes one ventilator interface for each connected patient, wherein all individual patient display interfaces are combined and are visible to the ventilator operators (medical personnel) from one single display. This allows the operator to scroll through different menus for each patient, to select and activate the individualized patient selections, and to customize the individualized screens according to individualized medical needs.
- In case of emergency, such as Covid-19, health care system may be overwhelmed by a number of patients requiring ventilator medical care to keep them alive. In such a situation, a presented ventilator solves a problem of choosing which patients will receive a ventilator treatment and which will not.
- The disclosed single ventilator provides individualized artificial ventilation care for multiple connected patients according to medical condition of each patient.
- Potentially, the single disclosed multi-ventilator can be used to ventilate an entire department of patients using personalized ventilation parameters and settings.
- The medical personnel can remotely monitor all connected patients, and also set and modify different personal parameters for each patient, from a single remote on-screen patient monitor display station. In such a way, the personnel will be protected from unnecessary exposure to viruses and bacteria.
- Makor invites a strategic partner to develop a novel multi-ventilator (US patent pending) from concept to realization and commercialization.
- Makor invites hospitals worldwide to collaborate, especially in countries where ventilation support is a considerable problem.
The novel multi-ventilator can be offered to the hospitals worldwide by:
a. Setting up a new artificial ventilation department at a partner hospitals;
b. Selling the novel multi-ventilator to hospitals worldwide.