On June 30 the project "DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF INNOVATIVE ARTIFICIAL LUNG VENTILATION DEVICE PROTOTYPE" nr. 01.2.1-LVPA-T-858-01-0009 and funded by the Innovation Agency (formerly LVPA - Lithuanian Business Development Association) has ended.
On July 19, we had a validation check of our artificial lung ventilation device prototype. The inspection was carried out by the project managers of the Innovation Management and Scientific Innovations Department from Innovation Agency.
The validation check consisted of the following parts:
- Successful project management;
- Project administration;
- Implementation of goals, tasks and activities;
- Achievement of successful project indicators;
- Project financing accounting;
- Compliance with the principles of sustainable development and gender equality and non-discrimination;
- Implementation of measures to inform about the project and publicize the EU structural support.
During the implementation of the project, a prototype of the TRL-6 level artificial lung ventilator with an innovative telemedicine and patient positioning systems was created. We have currently filed a patent for a lung ventilator telemedicine system.
Over the past year, we have done a really incredible job - since the first prototype was created in 2020, we continued and implemented the goals set for the second version of the prototype, and we can be happy that after reaching the TRL-6 level, we deployed this ventilator in "LSMUL Kaunas Clinics" and "VU Santaras Clinics" "and we received outstanding feedback" - said Tomas Zamaras, Teltonika Telemedic Product Owner.
What are TRL levels?
The Technical Readiness Level (TRL) was developed by NASA in 1970 and continued to be used around the world later included in the ISO 16290:2013 standard.
Technologies and their readiness for mass production are divided into levels of technical readiness. TPL levels allow you to have a general understanding of the technology's completeness and readiness before the product's official launch. In our cases, the prototype artificial lung ventilation system was demonstrated in a real-world setting, in this case, a medical facility.