Monivent’s Neo Newborn Ventilation Device for Training & Practice – SESAM Exhibitor Video Interviews Part 3

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Finishing off our coverage of the SESAM 2016 Lisbon event, which included interviews for Accurate’s PickUpSim Ovum Collection Simulator and Audio/Video Recording Platform from Zyos, today we learn about Monivent’s Neo ventilation device for newborns that can be used for simulated training and in actual practice!

About the Neo Ventilation Device


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Monivent Neo helps the caregiver make the necessary adjustments to ensure an effective and gentle treatment during manual ventilation of newborns unable to breathe spontaneously. This monitoring device is an add-on to existing manual ventilation equipment.The airflow is wirelessly measured directly in the face mask and feedback on several critical parameters, such as tidal volume, are continuously shown on the external display to guide the caregiver. The device will be used as a tool to improve learning in simulated ventilation training on manikin. Most of the functionality is the same as described above, however the training device gives the user more freedom to utilize stored data to view personal development and more.

About the Company

Monivent is a young medtech company dedicated to improve the emergency ventilatory care given to newborn babies in need of respiratory support at birth. About 3-6 % of all newborns end up in this situation, where healthcare personnel today are lacking tools to determine how effective this manual ventilation really is. This can result in two major risks; inadequate volumes causing insufficient gas exchange and failed resuscitation while excessive volumes can result in over-expansion of the lungs causing lung injuries as well as extrapulmonary injuries, especially in babies born very prematurely.

Learn more at the Monivent website today!


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TEDxArendal: ‘How collaboration makes it happen’ by Tor-Inge Garvik of Laerdal’s Global Health

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Just this past week TEDx posted this amazing presentation by Laerdal Global Health Industrial Engineer Tor-Inge Garvik. This is an updated presentation from Tore Laerdal’s TEDxStavanger presentation from a few years ago. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tor Inge leads an ambitious development team focusing on global health and innovation. The non-profit company Laerdal Global Health’s goal is to help save the lives of hundreds of thousands newborns and mothers every year.

Working within strong global partnerships, they have made solutions available that dramatically improves survival at day of birth. Watch Tor-Inge talk about the products, the innovation, and how a tight cooperation with people in the field makes it all possible.

Tor Inge is an Industrial Designer with 14 years of experience with design in low resource settings. He leads an ambitious development team with studios in Norway and India. Working within strong international alliances for global health and innovation, the not-for-profit company Laerdal Global Health aims to develop and make solutions available that will help save hundreds of thousands of newborns and mothers every year.

Tor Inge obtained his masters from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU). Before joining Laerdal in 2007, he worked as a designer for the Peter Opsvik design studio. He has also worked as a program manager for Design without Borders (Foundation for Design and architecture in Norway) and with the Design for Sustainability group at TU Delft. He has a keen interest in collaborative innovation and user centered design.

About Laerdal Global Health

Laerdal Global Health (LGH) is a not-for-profit company that develops durable, simple, culturally adaptable, affordable products and programs aimed at helping save lives of newborns and mothers in low-resource countries.

Goals: Every day, 800 mothers die giving birth. Every day, about 8 000 newborn babies die. The majority of these deaths are preventable. We believe we can help.By 2015, our goal is to help save 250,000 more lives per year. We will reach our goals by:

  • Helping train and equip more than 1 million birth attendants
  • Introducing 12 – 15 disruptive innovative solutions that are durable, simple, culturally adaptable, and affordable
  • Catalyzing innovative partnerships and alliances
  • Establishing financial self-sustainability*

Ninety-five percent of Day of Birth deaths occur in just 75 countries identified by the UN Millennium Development Goals. To support these countries, we develop products and programs implemented at scale through global partnerships and alliances.

About TEDx

With TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Learn more about Laerdal Global Health here, and TEDx Events here!