Efficient Portable Respirator for Small Animals


Conceptual design of an efficient portable mechanical ventilator to assist breathing of small animals in emergency situations.

Mechanical ventilation of animals is needed when the patient is undergoing surgery or requires first aid due to acute respiratory distress. These mechanical ventilators must be safe and reliable, have a low weight and easy to operate. The goal of this project was to develop a concept for an inventive, efficient and portable mechanical ventilator that veterinarians can use both inside and outside of animal hospitals.

Period of time

September 2019 till February 2020


1. Marjolein van der Aa
2. Robin Sleegers
3. Thomas Lohmeijer
4. William Timson
5. Jade Cohen Tervaert

Innovation Engineering

Fontys tutor

Ton Gielen