An interesting and important application of science and engineering has taken place, in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic, as researchers at Stanford and Utah Universities have joined forces to create an open source ventilator.
Researchers at Stanford and Utah describe a rapidly scalable ventilator designed for COVID-19 patients with ARDS. The design philosophy is not only to try to address potential ventilator shortages, but also to account for uncertainties in the supply chains of parts commonly used in traditional ventilators.Stanford YouTube Channel
For more info: www.vent4us.org
In This Story: Covid-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
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