SST unites with Formula 1 to develop life saving breathing aid for NHS


SST Sensing is a part of the UK industry-wide effort to manufacture and deliver breathing aids for the NHS to support the country’s fight against Covid-19.

SST is supporting Oxford Optronix with the oxygen sensor for the Flo-Ox™ oxygen monitor, a system developed in collaboration with industry and academia in just five days.

The CPAP breathing aid (Ventura) and accompanying oxygen monitor (Flo-Ox™) have been developed between industry, universities and the NHS – namely Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), UCL, UCLH and Oxford Optronix.

SST’s Technical Director Paddy Shannon explained more about the company’s role in the project, “Our involvement began early on the morning of Monday 23rd March with a call from Oxford Optronix’s CEO Andy Obeid for support in supplying oxygen sensors to them for their Flo-Ox™ – a bedside monitoring system that continuously monitors the oxygen concentration being delivered to patients.”

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