Covid-19 has the entire world firmly in its grip. However, while we in Germany are discussing the measures to be taken, many other countries are being hit much harder due to social and infrastructural problems as well as insufficient medical equipment.
That is why we want to save lives with ventilators – wherever they are needed.
We are a team of volunteers from the fields of science, medicine and engineering located at RWTH Aachen University. Together we are developing a ventilator to save people around the world from the consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Not only during its 150th anniversary,RWTH Aachen University stands for the motto "Lear. Study. Make.". Here, knowledge turns into application, and research leads to products. As the corona crisis is a significant challenge for society and for science especially, being the Rector of RWTH Aachen University I am particularly pleased with the great commitment with which members of many faculties, together with partners of the University, have joined forces and are developingthis intensive care ventilator. We are very pleased to support this initiative to the best of our ability.
With the PV1000 – The People’s Ventilator – we aim to create an intensive care ventilator which is simple and robust in its components. It shall be used wherever more complex ventilators are short of supply.
While consistently using available materials, we are able to produce the PV1000 cost-efficiently. At the same time, the functionality of the PV1000 will meet the requirements of intensive care ventilation.