"This innovation is probably the best thing to happen to resuscitation care in our environment, and will significantly reduce infant and adult mortality rates from developing countries"
- Accident & Emergency Chair, Lagos Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
“The key to this product innovation is not so technically complex, but rather that it simply meets the user’s basic and critical needs [and only those needs] where there was previously nothing.”
Conventional mechanical ventilators cost $15,000 - $30,000, a significantly expensive price point, especially for health facilities in developing countries. At sub $1,000 price mark, the D-Box offers the most affordable option for efficient intermittent positive pressure ventilation today.
The D-Box was specifically designed for use in developing countries to improve the quality of resuscitation care for adults, children and neonates. It is well documented in literature that health workers have had to indefinitely use breathing bags to ventilate patients. The D-Box automates this process, delivers controlled breaths in a more effective and efficient manner, releasing medical staff to attend to other patient needs.
The D-Box has also been identified by the U.S Department of Defense, as a potential affordable alternative ventilator, in the treatment of lung paralysis from Botulinum neurotoxin, BoNT.