OneBreath: Affordable mechanical ventilation for India

Ashwin Naik

Vaatsalya, Bangalore

Matthew Callaghan

OneBreath, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

The Problem:

Respiratory illness is a leading cause of hospitalization and death in developing nations. Each year thousands of patients die because of lack of early access to mechanical ventilation.

The Solution:

In this project, Vaatsalya and OneBreath will develop and commercialization of a novel ventilator specifically addressing the need for high quality pre-hospital and emergency care in India’s lower income populations. The designed ventilator will specifically appeal to rural and semi-rural hospitals treating a range of respiratory patients. The cost, durability and ease of use are critical factors to be considered.