Non-invasive ventilation system for the pre-hospital management of acute respiratory failure
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Nazionale (domanda brevetto italiano ) e internazionale (PCT)
Politecnico di Milano, Ospedale San Raffaele
DIPARTIMENTO DI ELETTRONICA, INFORMAZIONE E BIOINGEGNERIA
Fiore Gianfranco, Redaelli Alberto Cesaere Luigi, Caimi Alessandro, Consolo Filippo, Zangrillo Alberto, Landoni Giovanni
Stand-alone continuous positive airways pressure, CPAP, apparatus to contrast respiratory failure of a patient comprising a face-mask to deliver continuous pressured air to the patient's airways, and an electro-mechanical device having a housing directly and rigidly connectable to the face-mask to supply air to said face-mask at a controlled pressure value, the electro-mechanical device comprising a pneumatic channel for flowing air to be delivered to the face mask and a control unit for automatically managing the value of the pressure of the air inside the pneumatic channel, wherein the apparatus comprises a turbine fan connected to the control unit and located in the housing of the electro-mechanical device for pressurizing atmospheric air to a determined pressure level value, and wherein the pneumatic channel includes an inlet portion located upstream of the turbine fan to receive atmospheric air, and an outlet portion located downstream of the turbine fan to deliver the pressurized air to the face-mask through an outlet opening, the pneumatic channel longitudinally extending from said inlet portion to said outlet portion.