Patients are getting sick because of bacterial pneumonias and oral care is hard because dirty breathing tube holders can not be replaced easily.

What it does

C-19 patients who get a bacteria pneumonia have a mortality rate of 96%

How we built it

We received extensive clinical input from Respiratory Therapists, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, critical care doctors, nurses, and medical device manufacturers on how a better breathing tube holder should be made.

Challenges we ran into

It is difficult to design something that needs a large amount of input through a virtual platform.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We created a better ETT holder that can be 3D printed and is highly scaleable.

What we learned

Iterations are key to reaching a concensus.

What's next for Infection Control Breathing tube holder and biteguard

We need to 3D print the device to reach a design freeze. As this is a class I device, it can be registered and manufactured quickly without FDA clearance.

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