VentilatorPAL offers a solution for the acute lack of respirators for COVID-19 patients around the world. Our mechanical assistant can only be used under supervision of a doctor.
VentilatorPAL is available as an open source low-cost DIY kit that can be assembled by anyone. The machine’s schematics, PCB layout and software can also be downloaded for free as an open source project. The firmware is not open but available for free as a binary. For those who do not have any means to assemble the PCB themselves, complete working PCBA's are available against cost-price.
The project is run by FreeBreathing.org and the VentilatorPAL was designed and built by Cosmicnode and Stogger, two Dutch tech companies who believe that everybody should have access to a ventilation aid in times of medical crisis. That is why they made a simple design that is open source, meaning it is affordable and easy to manufacture.
VentilatorPAL - open source respiratory aid
FRD-e is a commercial and medically certified version with upgraded build-quality that can be used in complement with high-end ventilators to free up capacity at the IC. The electronics of the FRD-e is the same as that of the VentilatorPAL. The FRD-e product is commercialized by Stogger Medical.
FRD-e - commercial respiratory aid
Mains Power supply and/or External battery
Internal emergency battery
Human interface: Machine -and/or- mobile app
Tidal Volume (TV)
Inhale/Exhale ratio (I/E)
Respiratory Rate (RR)
Automatic calculation of tidal volume by gender and length by app control