Low-Cost Open-Source Ventilator Device
= "Low-Cost Open-Source Ventilator-ish Device (or a PAPR)".
"Build a low-cost PAPR!:
In the event that COVID-19 hospitalizations exhaust the availability of FDA approved ventilators. This project documents the process of converting a low-cost CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) blower into a rudimentary ventilator that could help with breathing during an acute respiratory attack.
As an alternative to building a mediocre DIY ventilator, this device can also become a reasonable low-cost Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with filter adapter+mask. PAPRs are effective pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that could be helpful to caregivers. PAPRs will also be in extremely short supply and are much less risky and less controversial than building a DIY Ventliator. You may be able to save many more lives by building a PAPR that protects a caregiver than medicore ventilator for a patient." (https://github.com/jcl5m1/ventilator)