Updated Aug 24, 2018

First Breath - with a little help

A small portable and user-friendly device that is cheaper than conventional bag-and-mask and that can generate sufficient airflow and pressure to stimulate and support breathing in newborns.

http://www.insn.gob.pe/especialidades/biotecnologia/cirugia-experimental/investigacion
Carlos alberto

Carlos Delgado

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Snapshot

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. "

Focus Areas:

Human Centered Design, Response Technologies and Child Protection

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Implemented In:

Peru

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Innovation Description

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.

Milestones

Oct 2016
Dec 2015
Apr 2015
Oct 2014
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$42,000
Date Unknown
Created
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New Country Implemented In
Peru