Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Value Engineering of Ventilator


OneBreath ventilator will be priced at $3000

Omdiyar of EBay is funding OneBreath for manufacture of portable ventilators.


Ventilators cost hospitals from $3,000 up to $40,000

Matthew Callaghan they just push air around. It isn't complicated engineering. You don't need all the bells and whistles." That thought was the impetus behind the OneBreath, the ventilator Callaghan invented with a small team of fellow Stanford biodesign students. The device is just a fraction of the cost of a low-end conventional ventilator, runs on a 12-volt battery for six to 12 hours at a time, and is smaller than a toolbox so it can be easily deployed wherever needed.

Callaghan started from scratch with a basic pressure sensor, typically used in devices like blood-pressure meters, that cost about $10.

Another Design for Manufacturing cost of $200

1 comment:

  1. It can be value engineering or frugal engineering. It is value engineering when the services offered by the product are disturbed but cost is brought down. It is frugal engineering when the product is redesigned to offer lesser but essential services required by low income users.