Startsomething partners with MIT, 10xBeta, Vecna Healthcare to help solve the ventilator shortage
SOMERVILLE, MA — Startsomething LLC, announced it joined a consortium with MIT, Vecna Healthcare and 10xBeta aimed at developing an emergency use resuscitator to help with the ongoing shortage of ventilators due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“We feel it is our duty to help in any way we can to help satisfy the needs of the ongoing pandemic by refining this highly scalable concept to a viable product.” stated Dittrich.
The automated resuscitator machine concept, first conceptualized at MIT in a medical device design course taught by Professor Alexander Slocum, is a novel machine that provides a low cost alternative to traditional high-end ventilator systems. Making use of widely available manual resuscitator bags, the core machine utilizes parts and materials that can be sourced on every continent, allowing for production to scale globally.
Startsomething LLC is a fast-paced, energetic research and development consulting firm based in the greater Boston area capable of designing new technologies for the future, including electronics, mechanical systems, transportation systems, medical devices, and consumer products.