Working closely with National Department of Health (NDoH), the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (DTIC), the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) the SAVE-Project has come together to help with what we feel is an innovative solution to help combat the pandemic.
Why This Project?
The devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare systems of the world is very clear. Global supply chains of ventilators, which are critical for the treatment of severely ill patients, are under strain to produce more machines. This project was launched to urgently assist healthcare workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
The CPAP 100 device is an affordable, reliable solution that has been designed and developed to go into production quickly, whilst requiring little maintenance, a minimum of training for non expert users, and will be suitable for a majority of infected users; vis a vis for purpose, high impact intervention.
The SAVE-P Team
We are a group of committed South African citizens from all over the country: including engineers, designers, technologists and doctors who have recognised the effort to gather and redesign CPAP machines as a critical strategy solution for all national hospitals treating patients affected by COVID-19. The SAVE-Project led by Justin Corbett, has grown to 90 volunteers who have been working around the clock to understand the needs of doctors and hospitals, researching and testing technology as it becomes available, designing the CPAP 100 and coordinating with medical professionals and committed public servants.