Stage 3: Proof of Concept
During the first 60 seconds of life, neonatal resuscitation procedures are highly effective in reducing complications and increasing survival of newborn babies. However, an additional intervention may be needed when neonates need a little help with their first breath, often requiring a ventilation device. Such a device is harder to find in low- and middle-income countries.
This project is funded under a collaborative agreement between CONCYTEC (Peru’s National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation) and 49 to support 3083 innovators based in Peru. "
Human Centered Design, Response Technologies and Child Protection
Human Centered Design, Response Technologies and Child ProtectionSEE LESS
A manual and portable device for initial respiratory support that allows positive pressure ventilation for neonatal resuscitation
How does your innovation work?
The solution is a manual and portable device for initial respiratory support that allows positive pressure ventilation. It will act as a respiratory trigger to improve chances for spontaneous breathing. The device employs a bellows mechanism, a valve and a connector, and will be available for different neonatal size groups. Local production will be encouraged to create business opportunities and it is intended to be available at a cost of at least ten times lower than standard devices.