Stepping Up: Local nonprofit collaborating with URI, RIDOH, CommerceRI to collect sleep apnea machines

VENTILATORPROJECT.ORG, ALONG WITH the University of Rhode Island, R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Department of Health and local fire stations are working collaboratively to help collect sleep apnea machines for local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, Peter Snyder, vice president for research and economic development at URI; Tao Wei, URI associate professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering; Dana Lesperance, director at Absolute Respiratory Care; Alex Hornstein, leader of the VentilatorProject.Org, and Air Force Col. Erik Brine, executive director at National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
VENTILATORPROJECT.ORG, ALONG WITH the University of Rhode Island, R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Department of Health and local fire stations are working collaboratively to help collect sleep apnea machines for local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, Peter Snyder, vice president for research and economic development at URI; Tao Wei, URI associate professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering; Dana Lesperance, director at Absolute Respiratory Care; Alex Hornstein, leader of the VentilatorProject.Org, and Air Force Col. Erik Brine, executive director at National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Alex Hornstein considers himself a world tourist, of sorts. A former electrical engineer and computer scientist, Hornstein had traveled to various places that had struggling infrastructure to work on electrical matters, like solar power grids. But, like everyone else, Hornstein watched and read countless news reports of hospitals around the world having ventilator…

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