Our Journey

ONE entrepreneur. One Dream.

In late March of 2020, Boston-based robotics entrepreneur Tyler Mantel paused work on his own startup to address the COVID-19 crisis. The Ventilator Project was founded to provide a solution for the increasingly critical ventilator shortage around the world.

Assembling the Team

Three days after the project’s founding, 15 engineers began designing a better, more easily manufactured ventilator to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients. 

Since then, our team has grown rapidly to over 200 remote volunteers across all departments of the company; bringing together individuals from the White House, Cornell University, Google, and even the San Francisco 49ers.

EUA Authorization & Prototype v4

By coming up with ways to source ventilator components outside of traditional medical supply chains, we have advanced our technology at an astounding rate.

Our engineers iterated a 4th prototype in just 2 weeks, naming the ventilator “AIRA.” 

Under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), organizations can move faster to develop products that combat the COVID-19 crisis. AIRA falls under the EUA category. When EUA is received, we plan to immediately mobilize our sourcing and manufacturing partners to begin production.

This image is an artist rendering, the final product is subject to change.

Finishing Touches: AIRA

Consulting with industrial designers and respiratory therapists, we’ve rendered an exterior to house our latest  prototype that places priority on the needs of patients, hospitals, and caregivers. 

We’re using computer simulations to model how air will flow through the prototype, optimizing the ventilator’s functioning throughout its entire lifespan.

Our Journey Continues With You

We Need Your Help

In order to propel our ventilator through FDA authorization and provide COVID-19 patients, hospitals, and governments with the devices they need, we need to raise $120,000 as rapidly as possible. 

Every dollar moves us forward.

$113,621 of $120,000 raised
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