Dyson developed & is producing ventilators to help treat COVID-19 patients. The company plans to produce 15,000 ventilators

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Dyson — the British technology company best known for its high-powered vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and fans — has designed a new ventilator, the “CoVent,” in the past several days, which it will be producing in order to help treat coronavirus patients.

The company reportedly developed the ventilator in 10 days based on Dyson’s existing digital motor technology. Dyson is still seeking regulatory approval in the UK for the rapidly designed device, but it’s already received an order from the UK Government for 10,000 ventilators, of which the National Health Service (NHS) is in dire need.

The CoVent is a bed-mounted and portable ventilator, with the option to run on battery power should the need arise.

“This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume,” company founder James Dyson noted in a letter to the company obtained by Fast Company, adding that the CoVent was “designed to address the specific clinical needs of Covid-19 patients.” Dyson also pledged in the letter to donate an additional 5,000 ventilators to “the international effort, 1,000 of which will go to the United Kingdom.”

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https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/26/21195433/dyson-ventilators-covent-coronavirus-develop-produce-uk-nhs-donate-vacuum-motor

 

 

 

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