Saving lives and making breathing easier for those in a complicated world.


To build inexpensive, easy-to-use, negative-pressure assisted breathing devices that can be worn without limiting the user’s everyday activities.



Breathe Global was born early in the COVID-19 pandemic when our founders witnessed the need that patients had for assistance with breathing while they fought the virus. At the same time, hospitals around the world were forced to make difficult choices while facing ventilator shortages and high costs.


We assembled a team of doctors, inventors, builders, and hardware and software experts and set to work trying to design and build safe, inexpensive, easy-to-use, negative-pressure assisted breathing devices that could be worn on the torso without limiting the user’s everyday activities.


We, in fact, developed three breathing assistive devices--one that's a free, open-source breathing assistive device called the Venti DIY, distributed simply as a do-it-yourself instruction manual and code you'll soon be able to download directly from our Web site. It can be produced with easily-accessible materials regardless of where you are in the world. 


We're also designing and mass-producing two additional models called the  Venti Standard and the Venti IoT, an Internet of Things-capable version.


Both these models will also be available as kits to make them even more accessible to those in need.

The Problem
Read how COVID-19 inhibits breathing and how breathing assitive devices save lives by giving the patient a fighting chance to combat the virus.


Cuirass Therapy – A Clinical Summary: Read a free white paper written by Dr. Harvey Hawes, trauma surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital (and our Chief Medical Officer) and Dr. Talon Jones, second year resident surgeon at Vancouver Hospital (and our Advisory Board Chief). This white paper shares the significant clinical applications of negative-pressure breathing assistive device.