NASA recently announced that it is designing a special ventilator for patients with covid-19. The related R & D and production work has pressed the fast forward button. The prototype ventilator was produced by several NASA engineers in just one month, and then it was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. Weeks apart onlyNASA has also released good news: eight American companies have been selected to manufacture the ventilator.
This NASA designed medical device is called "vector intervention technology accessible locally" (vital). Different from the traditional ventilator, vital is specially designed to meet the needs of patients with covid-19, and the proportion of patients who need ventilator to assist breathing is relatively small.
A key aspect of vital is its compact structure and simple design - it only needs one seventh of the components of a traditional ventilator. In addition, when designing vital, the team also made use of the existing parts of suppliers, so that the cost of manufacturing these ventilators is lower and the production speed is faster.
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NASA Builds Ventilator Prototype for Coronavirus Patients（Via)
At present, NASA has licensed vital ventilator to 8 companies for free
– vacumed, located in Ventura, California, is a division of vacumetrics
-Star industries, LLC, Columbus, Ohio
-MVENT LLC, a division of minneronix medical in St. Paul, Minnesota.
-Ibuttonlink LLC, Whitewater County, Wisconsin
-Evo Design LLC, Watertown, CT
-Designplex biomedical, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
-Arrow Group LLC, Dallas
-Pro DEX, Inc, Irvine, CA