CoVent Could Help Curb The Virus Spread
Dyson Jumps Onboard With Technology Expertise And Production Facilities
Dyson has become the latest tech company to join the fight against Covid-19 by diverting some of its resources and expertise to help design a ventilator to address shortages. Impressively enough, Dyson’s creation – the CoVent – came together in less than two weeks, after James Dyson received a call from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Under direct request of the UK government, Dyson in collaboration with TTP (The Technology Partnership) designed an innovative respirator in just ten days, using the brand's extensive knowledge of motors for suction and ventilation.
Dyson has joined forces with The Technology Partnership to design and build a ventilator based on the British company’s digital motor.
Specially designed to meet the clinical demands of Covid-19 patients, CoVent is easy to use, portable or bed mountable, and requires no fixed air supply. Currently in production, the main challenge has been to design and ship a new medical product with a limited volume in a short time.
James Dyson, the tech company founder said the CoVent can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume. Drawing from Dyson’s expertise in air purification, it was designed to address the specific needs of Covid-19 patients and is suited for a variety of clinical settings.
Dyson said they’ve already received an initial order of 10,000 units from the UK government but because ventilators are a regulated product, they must first get approval before manufacturing can move forward.
“The race is now on to get it into production,” Dyson added.
Dyson further noted that he would be donating 5,000 additional units to international relief efforts, 1,000 of which will go to the United Kingdom.
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