Evone represents a revolutionary way of artificial ventilation. The ventilation appliance makes it possible to ventilate patients through a lumen with an outer diameter of only 4.4 mm.
In this way the extra working space is allowed during surgery in and around the airways. Together with Ventinova and Unitron Group Panton realised the development of Evone.
During ventilation of the patient Evone controls the inhaled air as well as the exhaled air.The inhalation and exhalation are actively supported by blowing in and sucking out the gases.
Earlier Panton developed Ventrain with Ventinova. Ventrain is the first and smallest emergency ventilation device in the world.
Panton was also closely involved withthe development of Evone. In this project we provided the industrial and mechanical design of the ventilation appliance and also the graphic user interface. Panton also developed the plastic disposable ‘cartridge’.
One of the major points of focus in the design process was the development of the disposable ‘cartridge’. This complexly formed plastic product turns the ingoing stream of air into an outgoing stream, by wich the active inhalation and exhalation is realised. During the development process the functions have been tested frequently and optimalised with the aid of several rapid prototyping techniques.
User interface design
By the new ventilation technique it is possible to check both the in- and exhalated air. Therefore a different way of operation of the equipment is required. In cooperation with anesthesiologists the graphic user interface was developed for Evone. Special and detailed attention was paid to the creation of a logical user flow of the different screens. Also, all adjustable variables and measurements are positioned on the screen in recognisable groups. Thus operation will be quick and safe in emergency conditions.
Evone is CE certified and available on the market since august 2017. Initial indications show that the ventilation technique of Evone could result in fewer pulmonary complications associated with artificial ventilation of patients. Further confirmatory research is carried out at the moment.