Having their facilities just 20-minutes away from the nation’s epic center, Custom PC Gaming and wrkstation manufacturer MAINGEAR announced today that they would be shifting their facilities in efforts to create affordable ventilators for hospitals in need to combat COVID-19.
In the press release, representatives from MAINGEAR (including the CEO) took to discuss the current situation that hospitals are currently facing.
“It was clear once this situation began to escalate that something had to be done,” said Wallace Santos MAINGEAR Founder and CEO. “Within days of assembling our team, we had our first prototype ventilator ready to go. Besides the lack of medical supplies and equipment, we think there will be a shortage of medical professionals who can operate these devices especially in field hospitals, so we also made it incredibly simple to use. Now we need help getting the word out to the appropriate people.”
“Medical Ventilators are among the most critical devices required to deal with the sudden spike of hospitalized patients. There is a massive global shortage of these devices, so when MAINGEAR approached me about building one, I connected them with some inventor friends who could help,” said Deepak Kaura, a Pediatric Radiologist, Chief Medical Officer of 1QBit and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of MAINGEAR.
“We are experiencing the first wave of the pandemic. The lack of critical equipment such as ventilators is a key limitation in our response. This ventilator has the advantage of being portable, rugged, and easily operated by frontline personnel,” says Nahush Mokadam, Director of Cardiac Surgery at Ohio State University and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of MAINGEAR.
CEO of MAINGEAR, Wallace Santos, also shared a video going over some of the specifications of their ventilation and hopes that readers will share and tag their local authorities to spread the word.
It was noted that the company is already in talks with New York officials to place their LIV ventilators in the most needed places. However, with the nation needing an estimate of 960,000 ventilators, 30,000 of those in New York in the coming weeks, the battle is far being over. We hope you as a reader will share this post, and we wish the best of luck to MAINGEAR.