Engineers from Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) have designed a breathing apparatus for non-ICU patients.
The device has been designed by BIC engineers in cooperation with the Respiratory Therapy Department, Medical Equipment Department and Intensive Care doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), to facilitate the recovery of non-critical cases.
The first 100 devices, which were designed in just under two weeks are already in production. BIC has designed two different devices, both of which meet the criteria set out by SMC. The first machine was created by design team lead and BIC mechanical engineer, Kamel Al-Taan, with the creation of the second machine led by Tareq AlTajer.
The team behind the design will make the blueprint designs freely available to organisations around the world seeking to develop similar solutions.