NASA developed a ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients

NASA developed a ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients

NASA gets things done.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that, in just 37 days, it has successfully developed a prototype ventilator that can be used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The so-called VITAL — an acronym for Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally — still needs FDA approval, and is intended to free up more traditional ventilators for severe COVID-cases.  

“We specialize in spacecraft, not medical-device manufacturing,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Michael Watkins explained in a press release. “But excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties.” Read more…

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