Starting with a simple question, OzVader is answering a dire global crisis.
OzVader began with it’s project founder, Tony Sprague, messaging a mate out of frustration at the climbing COVID-19 statistics around the globe: “What if we could do something here?”
And that was it. Since then, Tony and a team of engineers & medics have designed and built a production ready safe & functional mechanical ventilator. This is a life-saving response to global ventilator shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The OzVader V1 is currently undergoing functional testing at the Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) at Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.
The OzVader core functions and priorities will always be;
- Patient Safety. Paramount to everything OzVader is striving to achieve. OzVader – saving lives, safely.
- Meeting Medical Needs. Ensuring that OzVader meets the needs of medical professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Functional and fit for purpose.
- Rapid Manufacturing. Designed from the ground up OzVader uses readily available industrial parts and manufacturing systems. It is scalable, low cost, high quality and can be manufactured in large volumes. Easing the global shortage of ventilators.
“We want to provide a safe & functional mechanical ventilator to anyone who needs it, wherever they are on the globe. Our design philosophy was to keep it simple, functional, manufacturable and above all – safe for the patient” – Tony Sprague