A wearable
iron lung

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

Outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are offered only ventilators with a mask

8.5M COPD patients don't wear their masks
439K outpatient ventilator prospects/year


The Venti is all-in-one
low maintenance

“It's a global device. It's a game changer.”

Dr. Harvey Hawes
Vancouver Coastal Health (VGH)


Currently, only two cuirass-style ventilators are available


- close supervision
+ no nurse
- uncomfortable
+ easy to use
- rigorous cleaning protocol
+ low maintenance
- expensive, monthly consumables
+ low cost, no consumables
- tethered to controls
+ mobile
“The Venti revolutionizes pulmonary care worldwide.”

Dr. Norma Braun
Senior Attending in pulmonary and critical care at Mount Sinai Hospital

The team
Our formidable team of doctors, inventors, builders, and hardware/software experts makes breathing support wearable and comfortable around the world.
Steve Bull
CEO & Technical Lead

Serial inventor and entrepreneur of medical devices and remote patient monitoring

Dr. Harvey Hawes
Chief Medical Officer

Trauma surgeon, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and principal investigator

Laura Escueta
Industrial Designer

Industrial designer with a solid background in 3D modelling and graphic design

Valentin Kolganov
Social Media Officer

Advertising project manager and digital marketing specialist

Dr. Nilay Shah
Chief Business Officer

Neurologist who has successfully exited three medical startups

Raymond Kong
Finance Director

Experienced accounting and finance professional

Dr. Talon Jones
Chair, Advisory Board

Resident anaesthesiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, author of our white paper

Dr. Norma Braun
Pulmonology Specialist

Practice includes pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

Dano Carbone
Respiratory Therapist

Negative pressure expert who works with all patients on iron lungs in the United States

Cody Heisinger
Investment Engagement

Investor in over 250 startups and pre-IPOs since 2008

Sheldon Philips
Sr. Industrial Designer

Named on over 100 US and international patents of electronics, automotive, and medical devices

Nancy Paris, PhD
Product Developer

Cofounder of two health technology companies and a mechanical engineer with 30 years of experience


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