We want to share the great news, Openventi has won the Covid-19 Challenge, in the category ventilator type 1. This challenge was launched by the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (AEI), Read more

OPENVENTI UPDATE
WE GET THE FIRST PHASE!

We have completed the procurement stage, as well as the last prototype, which, after correcting some technical details, has allowed us to successfully pass the first certification test, which confirms that we have a functional equipment, following all the requirements and standards indicated by the ARCSA (The Ecuadorian Regulatory Agency). Read more

On Sunday, April 12, we were visited by the Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner and the Minister of Public Health Dr. Juan Carlos Zevallos.

The government officials had the opportunity to see our prototype respirator, the same one that is being tested with an artificial lung and has been operating for the last five days.

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Just 19 days ago, on March 21, Openventi, a citizen initiative of professionals from Ecuador and other countries, started a project to manufacture artificial ventilators. Openventi, has reached some initial objectives: definition of technical design and procurement of components; prototype assembly and initial tests with an artificial lung.

At the same time, Openventi has been working on the financing of the project, through two well-defined initiatives: a worldwide crowdfunding campaign and direct contact with investment groups in Ecuador.

Today, we want to announce that we have managed to fully finance the first 200 ventilators. We thank all the contributors who have joined this cause and who we consider to be part of the team.

The total financing at the moment is $ 140,500.00 USD. The next goal is to manufacture a batch of 1000 additional units; to achieve this new goal, the project needs to reach $450,000.00 USD.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all. To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

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Let’s move forward, let’s save lives!

Salvar Vidas Ecuador, a group formed by the civil society of Ecuador to gather resources and efforts in the fight against Covid-19, has joined the Openventi campaign, acquiring 100 artificial ventilators.

As the product passes the relevant certifications, the aforementioned group will support the construction of thousands of more artificial ventilators, which will help Ecuador to continue facing the current situation.

Openventi, thanks to the trust placed by Salvar Vidas Ecuador and commits, in turn, to continue working to achieve the main objective; generate a low-cost, high-quality artificial ventilator that can be used in the short term.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all. To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

More about Openventi.

After the first design of the project, yesterday, we conducted validation consultations with experts in the field of respiration to verify that the design variables are applicable and if adjustments are necessary, in order to arrive at a test prototype.

The validation result was positive, to the point that we have added two more valuable members to the Openventi team.

The new collaborators are Armando Mosquera Villeggi and Iván Baquerizo Alvarado. Armando Mosquera, Ph.D. in Respiratory Therapy, with vast experience in artificial respiration, he has some scientific publications, among them the books: “Calculations and practical equations for diagnosis and treatment in respiratory therapy”, “Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiotherapy and Mechanical Ventilation” – of which he is the co-author – and “Research Methodology in Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation”. Armando joins as a technical advisor to the project.

Iván Baquerizo, a successful Guayaquil businessman, who will be supported in the area of ​​project financing and dissemination to different organizations that may be interested in its successful achievement.

Openventi Team

Openventi is an initiative of a group of Ecuadorian professionals from different branches; an initiative that has spread to several countries in Latin America and that also includes professionals from Spain. It is a non-profit project without defined associations, to which little by little different organizations, both private and public, are joining.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of everyone to achieve the main objective of the project: “To generate a low-cost, high-quality artificial fan that can be used in the short term to save lives”

To support fundraising, you can go to this link: Crowdfunding.

More about Openventi.

UPDATE March 25, 2020

Very late in the morning, but we have finished the design of the electronic circuitry for our RESPIRATOR for # COVID19. Excited.

We have based it on the Yubox project that already had base information.

 

The team in charge of financing the Openventi project considers it of utmost importance to TRANSPARENT all the work being done to manufacture respirators. The voluntary and disinterested contribution of hundreds of people is a valuable resource that we take very seriously and responsibly. For this reason, we have asked the prestigious auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers of Ecuador to be in charge of auditing the movements of the funds raised in the different financing campaigns that Openventi carries out at the moment.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, aware of the importance of the initiative, has agreed to participate as an auditor, a task that will be led by David Real on behalf of said firm. As the financing takes shape, all the amounts contributed will be published.

We thank Roberto Tugendhat for connecting with PwC and Celso Malimpensa, PwC Country Geographic Leader, for accepting our request and joining this cause.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all, to achieve the main objective of the project: “Generate a low-cost, high-quality artificial respirator that can be used in the short term to save lives”.

To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

More about Openventi.

UPDATE March 25, 2020

After many hours of intense work from ALL the team, we have the first design of our respirator for #COVID19

Applause to the GREAT team that has donated their time designing circuits, software, pneumatics, apps, firmware, simulations, etc.

Sunday, March 23, 2020

UPDATE: The electronic card is almost finished designing, tomorrow we will coordinate the development of the graphical interface and we will make a couple of decisions about pumping. We are working on the pedestal and aesthetic things too.

THANKS TO ALL THE HANDS OF THE PROJECT!