Over the past few weeks, TechMed Centre researchers have joined forces with developers from PCV Group in Enschede to rapidly develop a breathing support hood. “This minimally invasive ventilation technology (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP) offers an alternative for COVID-19 patients who are not sick enough for admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but who are too ill to be treated in ordinary wards”, according to Professor of Health Technology Implementation Ruud Verdaasdonk and lung physiologist Frans de Jongh.
Senior Engineer Jelle Kuster is one of the group of five experts at the PCV Group with a particular focus on the subject of testing. After all, the value of a technical solution is measured by its practical viability. Since the company wants to create value for its customers, testing is the common thread running through all the work of these product developers based in Enschede, in the Netherlands. This testing is the only way to determine what works and where exactly further optimisation is needed. Continuous analysis is what makes outstanding engineers. The following interview gives a glimpse into this.