Materialise has developed a technology that can provide positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) to the lungs without the use of a true ventilator.
The design consists of 3D-printed connector that holds together a PEEP valve, a mask, and a filter, and needs only a source of oxygen to produce sufficient pressure to help a patient breathe.
Although not a true ventilator, it may help patients that need some pressure but are not critical. The design is non-invasive and patients wearing it do not spread germs.
The Materialise Passive NIP (Non-Invasive PEEP) is now being fast-tracked through the regulatory process.
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