USF Students Set Sights on Ending the Worldwide Ventilator Shortage

Biomedical engineering graduates from the University of South Florida showcase their patent-pending, co-ventilator prototype. While existing devices are suited to split airflow between multiple patients, the "Eucovent" device is the first with customization capabilities.

“I think what stood out most was how relevant a topic ventilation was at the time, and still is today,” said USF student, Jacob Yarinsky . “Especially with what you saw happening around the world with COVID-19 and hospitals not having enough ventilators for the numbers of patients they were treating. The project seemed extremely relevant and meaningful.”