Crank Software Teams Up With Ventec Life Systems to Increase Ventilator Production

August 6, 2020 Tiera Oliver

To increase production of respiratory care products, Crank Software teamed with Ventec Life Systems to enable design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator. Crank Software's Storyboard embedded graphical user interface (GUI) development platform allowed Ventec to add additional functionality to the ventilator's touchscreen and support a partnership with General Motors to  deliver 30,000 critical care ventilators to the U.S. National Stockpile.

According to the company, Storyboard's prototyping and design tools helped Ventec update the GUI in less than 30 days to provide software with preset ventilation functions to better service the needs of frontline medical professionals.

Ventec relies on the Storyboard GUI design platform for its advanced respiratory systems. Storyboard software powers all of the graphics and critically sensitive touch buttons and presets launched on the screen of the 18- pound VOSCN Multi-Function Ventilator. The mobile device combines five therapies - ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction pump, and nebulizer - into one machine.
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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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