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The enclosed files belong to the eVent IST ventilator project, inspired by the MIT E-Vent project (see https://e-vent.mit.edu/). We developed the ventilator system using technical documentation of MIT, infrastructure of IST AUSTIRA and consulting of three medical practitioners. We developed and built with great care and focus on stability and safety, still the device is not certified and not built according to all applicable regulations. Please note that this is work in progress and has never been tested on a human. The goal of the eVent IST ventilator project is to provide a simple and fast to replicate system for emergency response, and was created in reaction to the COVID-19 crisis early 2020. Furthermore, its intention is not to replace common ventilator systems, but to bridge a situation where not enough conventional machines are available.

ATTRIBUTION:
Please notice that the eVent IST ventilator was developed using the information shared by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). You can find information on the original MIT E-Vent project under https://e-vent.mit.edu/. All Terms of Use, found here: https://e-vent.mit.edu/terms-and-conditions/, concerning the original MIT content do apply.
3rd party libraries used: Encoder by Paul Stoffregen (https://github.com/PaulStoffregen/Encoder), LiquidCrystal (https://github.com/arduino-libraries/LiquidCrystal).

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	Electronics	contains files for the electronic parts of the ventilator	IST AUSTRIA
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	License		contains relevant license files					https://opensource.org
	Mechanical	contains files for the mechanical parts of the ventilator	mostly MIT E-Vent
	Pictures	contains pictures of the machine				IST AUSTRIA
	Software	contains files for the software of the ventilator		IST AUSTRIA

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE: 
Selected Content may be downloaded by you pursuant to these Terms of Use. All copyright in and to the original MIT E-Vent Design Specifications belong to MIT. MIT is making the Design Specifications freely available to you to use, subject to these Terms of Use and your agreement to give full attribution to MIT should you reproduce, display, disseminate, or distribute the Design Specifications. All copyright in and to content going beyond the MIT E-Vent Design Specifications, and especially the software, belong to IST AUSTRIA. If and to the extent you provide any feedback, suggestions, recommendations, analysis or other information or data to IST in connection with your use of the Content (“Feedback”), you hereby permit IST to use, reproduce, disclose, distribute, modify, and prepare derivative works of such Feedback for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. Any downloadable software is subject to the MIT Open Source license, found here: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.
3rd party libraries included: Encoder: (MIT License), LiquidCrystal: LGPL License v3 (https://opensource.org/licenses/LGPL-3.0).
 

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