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Fitbit has developed a ventilator to help COVID-19 patients

Fitbit has developed a ventilator to help COVID-19 patients

Just like Dyson and NASA before it, Fitbit has now designed a ventilator in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Unveiled on Wednesday, the Fitbit Flow is an “easy-to-use, and low-cost” emergency ventilator designed in consultation with healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. Based on manual resuscitator bags used by paramedics, the ventilator features various sensors to help monitor patients, and allows the pressure and volume of oxygen delivery to be controlled. The Fitbit Flow also has a clear window through which healthcare workers can view the automated resuscitator bag being pumped. Read more…

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‘Failed to provide any leadership’: Seth Meyers examines how Trump left U.S. states on their own

'Failed to provide any leadership': Seth Meyers examines how Trump left U.S. states on their own

The coronavirus pandemic has the U.S. is in shambles right now, but what else is new? Trump has continued to Trump throughout the crisis, stubbornly blustering on with his ill-informed ideas in defiance of all medical advice or logic. Now BuzzFeed News reports a man with no background in medical supplies was awarded a $69 million ventilator contract after tweeting at Trump that he could provide them. Shockingly, not a single one has arrived.

“There’s literally a law that allows him to compel companies to make ventilators, and he’s combing through his Twitter replies like he’s putting a band together,” quipped Late Night host Seth Meyers on Thursday. “Honestly, how long until he replies to a spam email offering free boner pills?” Read more…

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Engineers built a homemade ventilator that can serve as ‘last resort’ for people in need

Engineers built a homemade ventilator that can serve as ‘last resort’ for people in need

A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University have built a DIY ventilator that can be used as a last resort as supplies of the critical medical equipment dwindle. 

The design is now publicly available and can be replicated by anyone. However, it is important to note that this ventilator design is intended for emergency use only. Read more…

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