Developing an emergency ventilator in 6 weeks
Develop, manufacture and deliver safety critical ventilators in 6 weeks.
We worked with a UK manufacturer to adapt and scale their technology to meet the national specification for a COVID-19 ventilator. Starting from an existing design, we used an agile, systems engineering approach to manage multiple concurrent development activities: mechanical design, pneumatics and hydraulics, software and electronics, industrial design, human factors, risk management, testing, quality assurance, transfer to manufacture and technical file generation.
The Emergency Ventilator Apparatus (EVA 1.5) was developed and design frozen in 4 weeks with verification, transfer to manufacture and technical file generation completed in 6 weeks. The full EVA 1.5 design and development history has now been transferred to the UK Government and the Crown.