Diamedica Helix Portable Ventilator
The Diamedica Helix Portable Ventilator is a portable, gas-driven ventilator.
The Diamedica Helix Portable Ventilator is a pneumatically-operated ventilator that can be driven by an oxygen concentrator, reserve oxygen cylinder, or air compressor. The device is available in two versions: adult/pediatric and pediatric/neonate.
~4,900 USD (3,900 GBP) Converted in June 2020
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
The main user is adult and paediatric patients and the system is administered by doctors, nurses in clinical environments.
The product is designed and manufactured in the UK.
Users can obtain this product directly from the manufacturer.
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Continuous, Recharging only, None, Other
The ventilator is a gas-driven, electrically-powered ventilator. It is a time-cycled, volume limited, pressure ventilator with vertically mounted bellows inside a polycarbonate case and driven by a pneumatic piston. It can be used for both short- and long-term ventilation.
Provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer specified performance targets include: lightweight, minimal use of supplied oxygen, easily transportable.
The system should be operated by a trained medical professional that can assess the needs of the patient and adjust the system accordingly.
The system is battery operated and as such requires a power source to be recharged. The system can take an input between 100-240V. The system can be used in conjunction with Diamedica’s anesthesia machines.
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M. A. Rojas et al., Very early surfactant without mandatory ventilation in premature infants treated with early continuous positive airway pressure: A randomized, controlled trial, Pediatrics, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 137–142, Jan. 2009, doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-3501.
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