Aero Space Respirator takes next step to concession
On its way to final concession, the ASR runs through many rounds of different testing in the engineering as well as in the clinical environment under more demanding conditions. The next step will now be taken by a pre-series of seven units. In this pilot-production the two SMEs SpaceTech and AST split tasks of design and manufacturing.
Within this first week of May, STI will be finalizing the first ASR of the pre-series, ready for testing at the JLU in the following week. At a press conference in the week after, we will be presenting the device to the public.
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Aero Space Respirator development next milestone
SpaceTech and AST are developing the fast reproducible ventilator for use on COVID-19 patients. The Aero Space Respirator (ASR) is designed with available parts from other industries, such as the Sodastream bottle being used for mixing the respiratory air. Both companies are self-financing this project, supported by the crowd funding campaign: "Ventilators for the world".
Next milestone reached
Today, April 21st, 2020, the ASR project takes its next step, being tested at the project supporting University Hospital of Gießen Marburg (UKGM). The latest version has a leight-weight and compact housing and comes with ASR software - ready for final testing.
ASR engineers demonstrating the ASR development
phases 1, 2 and the final testing version 3 at the STI
Test set-up of the latest ASR version with 1000 mL
Dräger lung at STI test lab
View inside the ASR version 3
SpaceTech's ASR development team at STI headquarters
Crowd-Funding für schnell verfügbares Beatmungsgerät ASR
Die COVID-19 Pandemie betrifft alle Länder dieser Welt und fordert eine hohe Zahl an Menschenleben. Ein Grund für diese schreckliche Entwicklung ist die zu geringe Zahl an Beatmungsplätzen auf Intensivstationen. Selbst der Aufbau von Notkrankenhäusern genügt nicht, falls nicht ausreichend invasive Beatmungsgeräte zur Verfügung stehen. Aus diesem Grund haben zwei mittelständische Unternehmen der Raumfahrtbranche (AST Advanced Space Technologies GmbH und SpaceTech GmbH) "Tigerteams" gebildet. Beraten durch Mediziner des Universitätsklinikum Gießen Marburg (UKGM) wird ein Beatmungsgerät (ASR) für den Einsatz auf Intensivstationen (continous mandatory ventilation) entwickelt.
Als nächsten Schritt planen wir Geräte insbesondere für betroffene Länder der 2. und 3. Welt zur Verfügung zu stellen. Hierzu hoffen wir ebenfalls auf die Unterstützung der Crowd Community.
ASR beim Test am Dummy
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COVID-19 - Together we can weather this storm
The COVID-19 virus is influencing everybodies life these days. At STI we take the situation seriously and have implemented a range of measures to hinder the spread of the virus in line with the measures our government has issued. The goals lie in the protection of our society from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the limitation of the economic damage caused by it. This is a balance act.
We believe that we in the space business are well adapted in scientifically analyzing context, deriving adequate measures and following them through with discipline. We are aware that a lot of different solutions and interpretations are being discussed in the media but we consider it essential that all of us strictly follow one clear strategy only: The governmental rules and their daily updates. In our eyes they are well balanced between health, economics and social aspects.
Out development and production is running, with several measures implemented to keep social distancing as required. Most of our employees are working from home these days and can be reached via e-mail and cell phone numbers, others are working in shifts, keep their distance and maintain increased hygiene standards.
As our customers and partners you can of course contact us via telephone and e-mail. Our headquarters central desk will be manned for the regular opening times. Following current recommendations, we minimize the visit of external visitors in our headquarters. In case the presence of external visitors is necessary for repair or service activities or to perform testing activities, the following rules apply:
- The number of persons shall be minimized and shall not exceed 2
- Before entering the STI building the external person shall confirm in writing that she/he
> Has not visited a risk area in the last 14 days
> Has not had contact to a Covid-19 infected person within the last 14 days
> Has no symptoms such as fever and cough/respiratory problems
Our most important contribution is that we stay calm and rational. We are confident that together we can weather this storm.
Your STI management team