Development of a new mobile and effective oxygen generator for Covid-19 coronavirus patients

Dincer, Ibrahim | $50,000

Ontario Ontario Tech University 2020 NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grant

This project purposes developing two critical devices, which are an oxygen concentrator and a SpO2 data logger, to be used in the COVID‑19 pandemic during the home quarantine. Treating low and medium levels patients at home and keeping them in home quarantine is important for controlling the spread of the pandemic and managing hospital capacities. The proposed devices play a critical role in managing these processes. Since the COVID‑19 viruses cause problems in the lung, oxygen therapy is very significant for COVID‑19 patients to heal earlier. Also, measuring and recording the patient’s SpO2 value is important to monitor the patient’s situations. In this project, a silent and easier to control device will be developed, built and tested in a way without reducing the oxygen level of the device. An automatically controlled oxygen tube is used to integrate to the device in order to continue to oxygen supplying during power outages. A SpO2 data logger is also going to be developed to monitor the patient’s SpO2 values. This device is going to monitor the patient’s condition and provide information when the patient’s condition is bad. Thus, risks during the in-home treatment and quarantine can be minimized. Also, the fact that the proposed devices can be used in other lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, will increase widespread impact of the project. The industrial partner, ON2 Solutions, will be part of designing, building, testing the oxygen generating system. They will also test the level of the generated oxygen from the device developed and validate the compatibility to medical oxygen.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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