The Ventilator Challenge - 1 year on, the latest developments and looking forward
About this Event
2020 saw unprecedented collaboration from across sectors in response to Covid-19. The need for mechanical ventilation, an important part of the management of pandemic virus infections, which affect the lungs, gave rise to national and international consortia who answered the challenge from training and regulatory considerations to rapidly designing new ventilator systems.
Among these was the High Energy physics Ventilator (HEV), developed at CERN by a group of institutes from the LHCb collaboration, with guidance from local hospitals, an international team of medical experts and specialists such as the World Health Organisation.
This symposium will discuss the journeys and considerations from consortia who responded to the ventilator challenge. It will consider the lessons learned, how these learnings could be leveraged to improve responsiveness to future healthcare technology challenges and what next for ventilator developments.
If you have any questions concerning this event, please contact Philip.Carvil@stfc.ac.uk