Thursday, September 24, 2020

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) engineers design new breathing aid

In support of the Kingdom’s ongoing response to the global spread of COVID-19, currently being led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, engineers from Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) have designed a breathing apparatus for non-ICU patients.

The device has been designed by BIC engineers in cooperation with the Respiratory Therapy Department, Medical Equipment Department and Intensive Care doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), to facilitate the recovery of non-critical cases.

The breathing aids have received regulatory approval following successful testing at SMC in conjunction with the BIC team led by BIC Chief Operating Officer Fayez Ramzy Fayez and endorsed by BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The first 100 devices, which were designed in just under two weeks following a directive from HRH the Crown Prince, are already in production. BIC has designed two different devices, both of which meet the criteria set out by SMC. The first machine was created by design team lead and BIC mechanical engineer, Kamel Al-Taan, with the creation of the second machine led by Tareq AlTajer.

The team behind the design will make the blueprint designs freely available to organisations around the world seeking to develop similar solutions.

Fayez Ramzy Fayez, Chief Operating Officer at the BIC, said:

“At a time of global crisis, we have been seeking ways in which the BIC can support the fight against COVID-19. BIC engineers have met that challenge by designing a ventilator system specifically to support those suffering from COVID-19. As this is a global effort, we are happy to make these designs available to other organisations around the world who are seeking to develop similar solutions.”

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