Ross Brawn, Managing Director of Motorsports at Formula 1 said: “As well as the foresight to identify the probable need for less invasive ventilation support… the team at UCL did something about it and committed to a programme at a point of time when some may have considered it to be, at best, speculative, but we now know to have been visionary.
“Formula 1 has an extreme culture of engineering in terms of solutions and time scales, and the fit with the UCL team was perfect. The design and delivery of 10,000 CPAP devices by HPP was in a time scale considered impossible by normal references, 15 days from the confirmation of order.”
Professor Marcel Levi, Chief Executive at UCLH, said: "This has been one of the most effective, relevant, directly applicable and fastest projects I have ever witnessed. The absolute power of the team was undoubtedly its inter-disciplinary nature, bringing together top engineers, scientists, physiologists, respiratory experts and intensive care clinicians, in combination with inventiveness, intellect, ingenuity and unlimited energy.”