Declan Ganley shelves plan for respirator as Covid-19 thread recedes

Head-worn device is being saved in case of ‘much bigger event’ in the future where cloth masks would be inadequate

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
5th September, 2021
Declan Ganley shelves plan for respirator as Covid-19 thread recedes
Declan Ganley, chief executive, Rivada Networks, has put development of a ‘positive pressure-powered air respirator’ on hold until the next airborne viral pandemic strikes. Picture: Michael Dillon

Declan Ganley, the chief executive of Rivada Networks, has shelved his plans for a head-worn respirator until the next airborne viral pandemic strikes.

Ganley last year set up a company called Airovis to develop what it called a “positive pressure-powered air respirator”.

The company’s website, which has now been taken offline, said the device would be “designed and engineered to provide our frontline staff with superior protection, as well as support the economic...

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