MIT Researchers Create Soft Implantable Venitlator

January 2, 2023 | Other
MIT

The soft ventilator is implantable, and can augment the diaphragm’s natural contractions, providing a new proof-of-concept way to approach ventilation.

Designer Ellen Roche explains: “The biomechanics of this design are closer to normal breathing, versus ventilators that push air into the lungs, where you have a mask or tracheostomy. There’s a long road before this will be implanted in a human.”

https://news.mit.edu/2022/diaphragm-implantable-ventilator-1212