NASA developed a high-pressure coronavirus ventilator in 37 days

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  • Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a ventilator for coronavirus patients in just 37 days.
  • The ventilator, nicknamed VITAL, can be produced at scale more rapidly than traditional ventilators and could help boost the supply of life-saving hardware in areas hardest hit by the pandemic.
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For those with the most serious reactions to the novel coronavirus, assisted breathing is often vital. Unfortunately, the machines that efficiently provide that assistance are scarce in some areas, and hospitals with ventilator shortages have been struggling to ensure that all their patients get the treatment they need and deserve.

So, what kind of an organization would have the resources and knowledge to develop a complex machine like a ventilator in a very, very short amount of time? The same kind of organization that sends humans into space to live in orbiting laboratories, of course! NASA engineers working at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a high-pressure ventilator specifically designed with coronavirus patients in mind, and they did so in a mere 37 days.

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