Clever solution helps more Covid-19 ICU patients breathe

16 September 2020

A simple, low-cost, open source, 3D-printed solution developed by University of Canterbury engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world.


A simple, low-cost, open source, 3D-printed solution developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their ability to treat surges of Covid-19 patients during outbreaks.

TVNZ’s Lisa Davies talked to Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase, PhD students Lui Holder Pearson and Ted Lerios, and ICU specialist Professor Geoff Shaw about the technology – watch the TVNZ interview. Read more about the novel UC technology.

Watch the UC Minds video about UC engineers finding a better way to solve a deadly problem.

For further information please contact:

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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