NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — Local product designer Stephen Gordon has designed a device that allows up to four people to utilize one ventilator at the same time.
Gordon has all of the research that shows this will work and has multiple versions with a working prototype that can be 3D printed.
Gordon found a local 3D printing company that he reached out to about making this. They just so happened to already be working with a local hospital on other devices, such as reusable masks, to 3D print.
They immediately began to print his unit and brought it to a hospital Monday to do a test fit with multiple doctors present to give feedback.
Gordon has a few small revisions to make, but after another test fit should secure the go-ahead for them to start getting them to use if needed.