April 9, 2020

Howard Technology Solutions Creates Innovative Manual-Action Ventilator To Assist The Fight Against COVID-19

Laurel, Miss. — Howard Technology Solutions (HTS) partnered with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Robotics team and Forrest General Hospital to create a new manual-action ventilator to assist local hospitals.

One of the biggest concerns facing hospitals today is the shortage of ventilators due to a surge of COVID-19 patients. This shortage and the shortage of medical personnel is sparking innovation and collaboration. Using mainly materials already available in its other manufacturing processes, Howard Technology Solutions repurposed supplies to create this innovative way to help save lives.

During a press conference with Forrest General, Mark Dyess of HTS stated, “This particular device contains parts that are very readily available, it is low cost, and can be mass produced very quickly… and it can be used as a backup option in case of a ventilator shortage.”

The manual ventilator created by HTS is comparable to Lucas CPR Machines. This ventilator is also very compact, which will assist in transporting critical patients, freeing up critically important medical personnel at this time.

Dr. Joe Campbell, Chief Anesthesiologist at Forrest General, concluded the press conference with these hopeful words, “This partnership with Southern Miss, Hattiesburg Clinic physicians, Howard Industries, and community volunteers makes our community unique and has prepared our community more for this than almost any other place in the country.”

It is times such as these where it is important for communities to come together. Howard Technology Solutions is proud to have been able to partner with The University of Southern Mississippi Robotics Team and Forrest General Hospital in the creation of this ventilator to assist our hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.

The full press conference can be viewed on the Forrest General Hospital Facebook Page.

About Howard Technology Solutions:
Howard Technology Solutions brings to market cutting-edge technology that is high quality, reliable, and affordable. From our own Howard manufactured products, such as desktops, notebooks, servers, kiosks, and medical carts to partner products from other leading technology innovators, such as Lenovo, HP, and Microsoft, you can be sure when you buy from Howard that you are getting the most for your technology dollars. Howard Technology Solutions’ mission is to provide an affordable, top-quality product that exceeds your expectations, and our highly trained team of network professionals can provide you with installation, procurement, consulting and many other services to meet your needs.
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