Next small series starts
The work for the next small series has started. For this series several devices are planned which will be used by the RobinAid Foundation for training purposes in Cameroon.
Many thanks to the Aachener Nachrichten for this well-done article about our project and the #PV1000.
Local media reports on the progress of the project. While the project team is now preparing the small series.
The first prototype is completed and is now being prepared for intensive testing
Meeting with RobinAid to be able to deliver ventilators to Cameroon.
The wiring harness is implemented. This will allow communication between all sensors, processors and actuators.
Assembly of penumatic components for the first two prototypes.
Final design of the GUI software, supported by Beger Design.
Final design of the placement of the internal components, GUI and 5. The positive influence of Beger Design, who joined the PV1000 team at the end of June 2020, becomes visible.
The injection mold for the check valve is ready (IKV).
The graphical ware unboxing. The first 10 PHYTEC displays arrive in Aachen.
2nd integration workshop as a kick-off event for the assembly of all components to build a functioning ventilator.
Start of field testing with a clinician providing feedback on our PC-based GUI simulation (led by Dr. Janss and colleagues, meditec)
4th iteration of the housing concept to optimize clinical ergonomics.
The control unit of the PV-1000 is completed within a month by fka GmbH and ika ́s team.
The specification and development of the graphical user interface (GUI) software is a continuous process enabled by ZOOM. The software project manager is Dr. Stollenwerk (i11).
WDR Lokalnachrichten Aachen. Demonstration of the prototype case
A team from fka GmbH and ika ́s start work on the PV-1000 control unit.
The 2nd iteration of the housing design is actually 3D printed and assembled (S. Lyra and J. Rixen)
Foundation of AC4Health gUG as a legal entity to accept donations and enable production. Dr. Marian Walter and Dr. André Stollenwerk are appointed as managing directors.
The device name PV1000 is defined and the first prototype design is released.
First successful volume controlled ventilation with single components and rapid control prototyping.
Material selection for PEEP valve and check valve. Design and manufacture of injection mold at IKV.
Successful volume controlled ventilation with single components and rapid prototyping.
First sensor and component tests at the end of March and beginning of April 20
As a consequence, Professors Leonhardt (MedIT), Eckstein (IKA/fka), Kowalewski (i11) and later Radermacher (meditec) reached an agreement to join forces to develop and build a simple ICU-quality pandemic ventilator.
Germany was shocked by the COVID-19 lockdown and witnessed the overwhelmingly sad news from Bergamo in Italy and other parts of the world. Among other problems, the lack of a sufficient number of artificial ventilators caused worldwide concern.