Maingear is Shifting Manufacturing from PCs to Ventilators to Aid Medical Facilities
MAINGEAR — an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations — has announced that they will be utilizing their manufacturing facilities to produce affordable and high-quality emergency ventilators to aid hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. The MAINGEAR LIV can be produced at scale for approximately a quarter of the price of traditional ventilators.
MAINGEAR is based out of New Jersey, just twenty minutes outside of New York City, the hardest hit location in the nation. The company is known for their complex liquid cooling systems and high-performance PCs. Due to the national shortage of ventilators the company decided to spring into action and retool their production for mass assembly of the MAINGEAR LIV. It’s an emergency pulmonary ventilator for use in intensive care units on intubated patients.
The project began when Rahul Sood, Chairman of the Board of MAINGEAR and co-founder of Unikrn, reached out to MAINGEAR CEO Wallace Santos in order to find a way for the company to use its talent, expertise, and vast network to help address the shortage of ventilators currently being experienced during the growing pandemic. A board of advisors made up of medical professionals and experts in the field was assembled by Sood and Santos. As a result, MAINGEAR swiftly entered into the prototyping process.
Currently, it is estimated by the American Hospital Association (AHA) that the United States could need as many as 960,000 ventilators as the pandemic progresses, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stating New York will need 30,000 ventilators as soon as two weeks from now. MAINGEAR will also scale to ship ventilators internationally when possible.