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HealthTechnology United Kingdom29. March 2020

Tech Giant to Make 15,000 Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients Instead of Vacuum Cleaners

In response to the ventilator shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a tech company specializing in vacuums and hair dryers is refocusing their resources to produce 10,000 ventilators for the United Kingdom – while donating 5,000 more for the world!

Upon receiving a grant from the British government, the company, Dyson, is collaborating with The Technology Partnership on the new battery-powered portable ventilators, called CoVent.

“This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume,” says founder James Dyson in an e-mail to Fast Company. “It is designed to address the specific clinical needs of Covid-19 patients, and it is suited to a variety of clinical settings.”

Aside from the 10,000 ventilators the company has been asked to produce, Dyson is donating 1,000 more to the U.K. along with another 4,000 internationally.

Fast Company

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