SafeBVM’s award winning Sotair device is funded by grants and contracts from NIH, NSF, Military and Air Force. It revolutionizes manual ventilation with its flow-limiting valve, regulating air flow above 55 LPM, thereby preventing high peak air pressures. Regulation of air flow has been shown to reduce excessive volume and respiratory rates, reducing the risk of over ventilation and hyperventilation.
Sotair’s design is intuitive and only requires 30 seconds for training. The device provides real-time, multi-sensory feedback (haptic, auditory, visual) to guide providers, enhancing adaptability and consistency in patient care no matter the patient type or lung condition.
When flow rates delivered with the bag exceed 55 L/min, the device activates and limits the flow of air providing haptic, auditory, and visual feedback to the user.
Peak pressures (p>.0001) and tidal volumes (p>0.0001) were significantly improved with the Sotair® device and authors concluded that extended manual ventilation may be feasible with a safety device, which may reduce barotrauma, under-ventilation and over-ventilation.10