This has been a challenging and exciting year! It was a great time to build a community around nonprofit medical devices: Air to All’s engineering team designed and built a novel set of PPE and medical devices and should be commended for their efforts and ingenuity, especially given our distributed conditions. It was also a […]
Author: Neil Thanedar
Public health emergency centers in Kenya need much more than ventilators. Many emergency departments do not even have the oxygen gas manifolds needed to deliver much-needed compressed air to their patients. We are now working with a field partner, the Emergency Medical Kenya Foundation, to fundraise for a piped oxygen infrastructure program in Kenya. EMKF […]
Air to All needs donations to fund the first production run of our Air One PAPR. We have already built complete 3D-printed prototypes of our PAPR, but NIOSH requires that their regulatory testing of PAPRs be performed on industrially manufactured units. This at a minimum requires us to invest in urethane casting, including SLA Patterns […]
Produce and sell PAPRs for COVID. Use that money to build affordable ventilators. Use that money to build even more affordable medical devices. While doing the above, also raise money to donate free medical devices to underserved communities. The overarching purpose of Air to All is to accelerate the global transition to healthcare for all. Right […]
We’re trying something new this month — a live all-hands meeting via Zoom to celebrate our three-month anniversary as a volunteer community. Video here. We celebrated our key wins in month three, especially the completion of our PAPR prototype. We also made major improvements to our final PAPR industrial design. A key milestone this month was […]
Advanced PPE systems like PAPRs that include full-face protection can eliminate up to 100% of COVID-19 risk for frontline workers. A study from Wuhan, China showed that when 420 healthcare professionals were directly exposed daily for 6-8 weeks to COVID-19 patients but all wore effective PPE including masks and face shields, none of them reported […]
Announcing our latest product, a powered air-purifying respirator. We’re now working on new preventative solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially devices that can protect frontline workers who face high daily exposure to coronavirus.
We are inspired by the development of the Both respirator, a negative pressure ventilator invented in 1937 to quickly respond to the polio epidemic. The Both respirator wasn’t the first or only ventilator, but it succeeded because it was 10+ times cheaper than existing iron lungs due to its simpler plywood-based design, which also made […]
This video highlights the energy and effort of our One Million Ventilators community this past ~40 days to transform ourselves from one big idea to multiple product development teams and a nonprofit startup leadership team working together as Air to All to bring multiple medical devices to market in months under COVID pressures. Special thanks […]
On March 17, 2020, exactly a month ago today, I posted the 1 Million Ventilators project on helpwithcovid.com. I never imagined how quickly people would organize from all over the world to support our mission of ensuring everyone access to safe effective medical devices.