Wednesday, April 8th 2020

Maingear Announces The Maingear LIV: Emergency Pulmonary Ventilator

MAINGEAR—an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations—today announced that they will be utilizing their manufacturing facilities to produce affordable and high-quality emergency ventilators to aid hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. The MAINGEAR LIV can be produced at scale for approximately a quarter of the price of traditional ventilators.

New Jersey-based manufacturer MAINGEAR—known for building the industry's most complex liquid cooling systems and high performance PCs—is located twenty-minutes outside of New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Due to the growing number of infected individuals needing treatment, there are significant shortages of ventilators in New York City hospitals. MAINGEAR is quickly re-tooling much of its production space for mass assembly of the MAINGEAR LIV—an emergency pulmonary ventilator for use in intensive care units on intubated patients.
Maingear LIV ventilator Maingear LIV ventilator
The MAINGEAR LIV combines redundant power circuits, multiple safety features, and a unique coupling device which contains and drains exhaled aerosolized virus from the patient while allowing routine maintenance under severe conditions. Each unit has preset standard values for use by untrained personnel, as well as dedicated software which is controlled via touch screen interface, giving access to fine adjustments in addition to the manual regulation controls on the device. Working with its board of advisors, MAINGEAR looks to garner support for fast FDA approval under these extreme circumstances.

The MAINGEAR LIV project began with Rahul Sood, Chairman of the Board of MAINGEAR and co-founder of Unikrn, reaching out to MAINGEAR CEO Wallace Santos in order to find a way for the company to use its talent, expertise, and vast network to help address the shortage of ventilators currently being experienced during the growing pandemic. A board of advisors made up of medical professionals and experts in the field was assembled by Sood and Santos. As a result, MAINGEAR swiftly entered into the prototyping process.

"It was clear once this situation began to escalate that something had to be done," said Wallace Santos, MAINGEAR Founder and CEO. "Within days of assembling our team, we had our first prototype ventilator ready to go. Besides the lack of medical supplies and equipment, we think there will be a shortage of medical professionals who can operate these devices especially in field hospitals, so we also made it incredibly simple to use. Now we need help getting the word out to the appropriate people."

"Medical Ventilators are among the most critical devices required to deal with the sudden spike of hospitalized patients. There is a massive global shortage of these devices, so when MAINGEAR approached me about building one, I connected them with some inventor friends who could help," said Deepak Kaura, a Pediatric Radiologist, Chief Medical Officer of 1QBit and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of MAINGEAR.

"We are experiencing the first wave of the pandemic. The lack of critical equipment such as ventilators is a key limitation in our response. This ventilator has the advantage of being portable, rugged, and easily operated by frontline personnel," says Nahush Mokadam, Director of Cardiac Surgery at Ohio State University and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of MAINGEAR.

MAINGEAR and state and local officials are in discussions to place LIV ventilators where they are needed most. Currently, it is estimated by the American Hospital Association (AHA) that the United States could need as many as 960,000 ventilators as the pandemic progresses, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stating New York will need 30,000 ventilators as soon as two weeks from now. MAINGEAR will also scale to ship ventilators internationally when possible.

For more information about the MAINGEAR LIV, please visit www.maingear.com/LIV.
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13 Comments on Maingear Announces The Maingear LIV: Emergency Pulmonary Ventilator

#1
Basard
Awesome. Thats some Star Trek-looking shit right there!
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#2
MDDB
So, are these ventilators "low price" or "low cost"? Not the same... This article talks of "low price", whereas at Tom's it says "low cost".
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#3
Valantar
I wonder if whoever designed the Silverstone FT03 Mini ever thought it would house a medical ventilator.
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#5
TechLurker
Valantar
I wonder if whoever designed the Silverstone FT03 Mini ever thought it would house a medical ventilator.
It's a reasonably tasteful option though; quite minimalist. Imagine if ASUS got into Medical Ventilators under a ROG rip-off ROH (Republic of Health) brand, porting over much of the ROG aesthetic but in clinical white and grey with "soothing" LEDs and an OLED Readout Screen.
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#6
erocker
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bonehead123
took 'em long enough :mad:
Huh?
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#7
Caring1
bonehead123
took 'em long enough :mad:
Where's that middle finger emote? FFS.
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#8
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
bonehead123
took 'em long enough :mad:
There have been a wealth of companies quickly designing and putting out viable ventilators. This one just made use of some PR skills. Many only make local news sources wherever they are.
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Gmr_Chick
TechLurker
It's a reasonably tasteful option though; quite minimalist. Imagine if ASUS got into Medical Ventilators under a ROG rip-off ROH (Republic of Health) brand, porting over much of the ROG aesthetic but in clinical white and grey with "soothing" LEDs and an OLED Readout Screen.
I laughed way harder at this than I probably should be LOL :roll:

Shhh, @TechLurker , don't give ASUS any ideas :D;)
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#10
natr0n
Can you overclock it ?
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#11
TechLurker
Gmr_Chick
I laughed way harder at this than I probably should be LOL :roll:

Shhh, @TechLurker , don't give ASUS any ideas :D;)
What?

You don't like the ROH Respirare Maximus?

You don't want a ventilator that is boldly advertised as being made by the "Republic of Health", with the slogans "The Choice of Healthcare" or "Rock Solid. Heart Touching."?

With beautiful, clinical-white and grey brushed Aluminum panels set with the grains intersecting at angles on each side? They also come with a Tempered Glass panel option!

It has a gorgeous 8" OLED touchscreen that is HDR 400 Certified, 165 Hz refresh-rate, 0.5 ms response time, ELMB (ASUS extreme low motion blur), and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification? The panel even has a 130000:1 contrast ratio, and 125% sRGB / DCI-P3 98% color saturation!

It even comes with aRGB lighting and 20 different presets, all configurable via the Mood Lighting Feature in one of the menus!

Even the tubes are nicely wrapped in copper-infused, white sheathing, helping to kill bacterial and viral elements that come into contact with it!

:D:p
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#12
Valantar
TechLurker
What?

You don't like the ROH Respirare Maximus?

You don't want a ventilator that is boldly advertised as being made by the "Republic of Health", with the slogans "The Choice of Healthcare" or "Rock Solid. Heart Touching."?

With beautiful, clinical-white and grey brushed Aluminum panels set with the grains intersecting at angles on each side? They also come with a Tempered Glass panel option!

It has a gorgeous 8" OLED touchscreen that is HDR 400 Certified, 165 Hz refresh-rate, 0.5 ms response time, ELMB (ASUS extreme low motion blur), and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification? The panel even has a 130000:1 contrast ratio, and 125% sRGB / DCI-P3 98% color saturation!

It even comes with aRGB lighting and 20 different presets, all configurable via the Mood Lighting Feature in one of the menus!

Even the tubes are nicely wrapped in copper-infused, white sheathing, helping to kill bacterial and viral elements that come into contact with it!

:D:p
Don't forget that it would all still be controlled by their early 2010s-era "Dual Intelligent Processors" application.

Also, the slogan would obviously be "The Choice of Carers".
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Gmr_Chick
TechLurker
What?

You don't like the ROH Respirare Maximus?

You don't want a ventilator that is boldly advertised as being made by the "Republic of Health", with the slogans "The Choice of Healthcare" or "Rock Solid. Heart Touching."?

With beautiful, clinical-white and grey brushed Aluminum panels set with the grains intersecting at angles on each side? They also come with a Tempered Glass panel option!

It has a gorgeous 8" OLED touchscreen that is HDR 400 Certified, 165 Hz refresh-rate, 0.5 ms response time, ELMB (ASUS extreme low motion blur), and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification? The panel even has a 130000:1 contrast ratio, and 125% sRGB / DCI-P3 98% color saturation!

It even comes with aRGB lighting and 20 different presets, all configurable via the Mood Lighting Feature in one of the menus!

Even the tubes are nicely wrapped in copper-infused, white sheathing, helping to kill bacterial and viral elements that come into contact with it!

:D:p
And here I thought I'd laughed hard enough at your first post -- apparently that was just a warm up for the real punch line! :roll::roll:

Though you forgot a detail about the tubing -- it'll be available not just in clear, but also day-glow and neon colors :D
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