OneBreath Ventilator

OneBreath Ventilator

Advancing Health Care with TouchGFX

  • Product name: OneBreath
  • Function: Ventilator
  • Display: 10” 800 x 600, Resisitive touch

OneBreath is an international medical device company. Their mission is to advance healthcare in emerging countries by delivering high precision, high reliability mechanical ventilation at an affordable cost.

In their development of a ventilator intended for use in ICUs, emergency rooms, and ambulances, we teamed up with OneBreath and their development partner, Nuvation, to help create their touch-based UI application.

Less is More

In late 2014, OneBreath began development of their ventilator together with American engineering company Nuvation.

OneBreath’s ventilator provides continuous respiratory support for infant through adult patients. As their mission is to advance healthcare in emerging countries, it was crucial that their ventilator had a simple and easy-to-use navigation pane with low resource requirements.

Nuvation searched for a flexible software framework. It had to be able to run smoothly on low complexity hardware. Senior Design Engineer, Murat Ozkan, fell across our TouchGFX videos and he was instantly intrigued. The videos showed how TouchGFX enabled a fully customizable look and feel on few resources:

TouchGFX allowed us to design a fully custom look and feel for our UI. This allowed us to rely on the skills of a graphic designer and not a programmer to achieve the highest quality aesthetics. It afforded the most flexibility on low resource hardware and the licensing cost was reasonable.

– Murat Ozkan, Senior Design Engineer, Nuvation Engineering

For the ventilator’s UI, OneBreath had chosen hardware with Cortex M4 and M0 dual core. The two-chip solution enabled the creation of a solid and secure product.

Collaboration Across Continents: One Team, One Goal

OneBreath contacted us about the offer to collaborate on the project’s UI. They were convinced that ToucGFX enabled creation of outstanding graphics and smooth animations with minimal resource and power consumption. Of course, we happily accepted.

“Collaboration with the TouchGFX team was very important to us. The development process was extremely efficient, because we had a team onboard that knew everything about the software . For example, everything from implementing graphics to auto scaling was done much faster. As a result, we could fully concentrate on the medical and technical aspects of developing the ventilator.”

– Matthew Callaghan, OneBreath

A graphic designer in-house at OneBreath in California, did all the graphics work for the ventilator project. Our team in Denmark then received the files and created a touch based and simple UI with high-end graphics that were easy to understand and navigate.

To be part of developing a product like OneBreath’s is really exciting. It is undoubtedly an invaluable asset for many people around the world that don’t have access to affordable, high precision mechanical ventilation. – Martin Kjeldsen, Software Developer, Draupner Graphics

Even though our teams worked from separate continents, we established a solid foundation between OneBreath, Nuvation and our TouchGFX team:

We were not hesitant with entering into a collaboration with the TouchGFX team. We were used to working in teams across continents, so it was no issue. Our collaboration with the TouchGFX team was the right choice for us. It optimized our development process and enabled us to bring an amazing end-product to market.

– Matthew Callaghan, OneBreath

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JMY_Contact STM32L4Jørgen Mygind
Business Development
TouchGFX, STMicroelectronics
+45 30 98 41 15
jorgen.mygind@st.com