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

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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 developed the VENTI assistive breathing device, technically called a cuirass negative pressure ventilator. It can be produced with easily-accessible materials regardless of where you are in the world. Our principal manufacturing for North America will be based in Victoria, BC, Canada. With straightforward licensing and quality control supervision, Breathe Global promotes an expanded business model of worldwide deployment with regional manufacturing and distribution. 


An additional model in development is the VENTI IoT, an Internet of Things version. It will  support remote patient interaction to reduce the burden of centralized care, allowing the patient to recover in the comfort of their own home.

The Problem
Read how negative pressure ventilators save lives by giving the patient a stronger tool to combat respiratory disease.


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 anesthesiologist at Vancouver Hospital (and our Advisory Board Chief). This whitepaper shares the significant clinical applications of the cuirass negative pressure ventilator (NPV) breathing assistive devices.