Príncipe Receives NSF Grant for Unique Multi-Patient Ventilator Technique (ECE Florida News)

Príncipe Receives NSF Grant for Unique Multi-Patient Ventilator Technique

José Príncipe, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida, was recently awarded an NSF grant in support of the development of a low-cost smart multi-patient ventilator system. The proposal, “RAPID: Inexpensive, rapidly manufacturable respiratory monitor to provide safe emergency ventilation during COVID19 pandemic,” provides a portable respiratory monitoring system with several key advantages:

  • Safe, remote, monitoring for ventilated patients in isolation rooms—minimizing use of PPE and exposure of clinicians to the virus
  • Safe and effective use of non-traditional (emergency) ventilators, assembled from inexpensive, off-the-shelf components
  • Safe and effective ventilation of multiple patients with a single FDA-cleared ventilator
  • Novel sensor-level signal processing, custom algorithms, and machine learning will enable the collection of data and will provide decision support in a rapidly changing environment
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