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MIT Set to Release Online Plans Showing How to Build Emergency Ventilator for $100 In Parts

The following article, MIT Set to Release Online Plans Showing How to Build Emergency Ventilator for $100 In Parts, was first published on Flag And Cross.

America is a collection of individuals. In desperate times, though, we have to band together until we can ride out the storm. The brilliant minds at MIT are doing what they can to help average Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Check this out, via SciTechDaily:

One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of ventilators. These machines can keep patients breathing when they no longer can on their own, and they can cost around $30,000 each. Now, a rapidly assembled volunteer team of engineers, physicians, computer scientists, and others, centered at MIT, is working to implement a safe, inexpensive alternative for emergency use, which could be built quickly around the world.

The team, called MIT E-Vent (for emergency ventilator), was formed on March 12, 2020, in response to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its members were brought together by the exhortations of doctors, friends, and a sudden flood of mail referencing a project done a decade ago in the MIT class 2.75 (Medical Device Design). Students working in consultation with local physicians designed a simple ventilator device that could be built with about $100 worth of parts. They published a paper detailing their design and testing, but the work ended at that point. Now, with a significant global need looming, a new team, linked to that course, has resumed the project at a highly accelerated pace.

And here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter…

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