An inexpensive, portable medical ventilator called Breath, has been nominated for the A'Design Award in a special "War on Virus" category, being the only Poland-based project to receive a nomination.
Mudita, known so far for its work on the first Polish minimalist phone, decided to support the health service during the difficult time of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. In cooperation with transplantologist Dr. Michał Wszoła, Dr. Dominik Drobiński (an anesthesiologist working at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration in Warsaw) and other doctors and medical staff from the Foundation for Research and Development of Science, the company created and submitted for patenting a simple and inexpensive ventilator for patients with COVID-19.
Mudita is pleased to announce that the Breath medical ventilator has been nominated for an international A'Design Award in the special “War on Virus” category. Among more than 80 nominated projects in the "War on Virus" category, Breath is the only Polish project that has passed to the second stage and has a chance to win the award in a public vote. Mudita encourages you to vote directly for the Breath project on the website: https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=106157.
The A'Design Award & Competition is one of the world's leading international design competitions held annually. The A'Design Award is given in many creative fields to recognize the best designers from all countries, in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are reviewed and anonymously evaluated by an influential jury, composed of experienced academics, prominent members of the press, and renowned professionals.
The award in the special "War on Virus" category is a competition organized by A'Design to promote original concepts, architecture, and industrial design that help defeat the SARS CoV-2 virus.
Find out more about the project on the dedicated website https://mudita.com/products/breath/, where Mudita publishes announcements about the progress of work on Breath.
Contact for the media:
A Polish technology company, founded by Michał Kiciński, co-creator of CD Projekt. Mudita's mission is to design consumer electronics that help ensure balance and quality in people's lives. Mudita is an international team of research and development specialists, engineers, programmers, and marketing experts, based in Warsaw, Poland, with the mission to create high-quality products that put physical and mental health first.
Mudita employs engineers who have many years of experience in the medical industry, both in the production and certification of finished medical products. The appropriate human resources have allowed the development of the project and production in the right direction, bearing in mind all the technical requirements for the final use of the equipment. The device meets the requirements of IEC and AAMI standards based on which medical ventilation equipment is certified. Thanks to the involvement of exceptional partners with great knowledge and experience, it has become possible not only to quickly develop requirements and prototype but also to prepare the device for implementation and mass production. The first prototype was created in April and since then has undergone several iterations based on consultations with simulation centers, doctors, and respiratory ventilation specialists. The project was joined by leading companies, producing equipment and industrial automation, which allowed to build a device that is simple in construction and at the same time reliable. Mudita's team is working on establishing contacts with foundations, hospitals, and other partners, thanks to which Breath can help doctors to save the lives of COVID-19 patients as soon as possible.
Mudita was also nominated for the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the category Innovation for Health of the Society for the project entitled: "Breath - an easy to use and inexpensive to produce medical ventilator".
Foundation for Research and Development of Science
The foundation has existed for over 11 years, working mainly with educational and research projects in the medical and biochemical fields. It promotes the development of Polish science locally and abroad, as well as supports initiatives related to healthcare. Its flagship project is their research towards the 3D printing of a bionic pancreas that will enable people with diabetes to live normally. It will also replace the need for chronic insulin therapy.
In the Breath project, the foundation is represented by a transplantologist, Dr. Michał Wszoła, and Dr. Domink Drobiński, an anesthesiologist working with patients suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Their knowledge and experience in working with patients have been extremely useful at every stage of the project.