UConn students help design and build inexpensive ventilators

UConn students doing their part to help fill a need by helping to design and build ventilators.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2020, 11:45 PM

Updated 1,456 days ago

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UConn students doing their part to help fill a need by helping to design and build ventilators.
Volunteers with The Ventilator Project say COVID-19 patients don't need expensive, complex ventilators – they need simple ones which can be mass-produced while still getting the job done.
The organization told News 12 that engineering ventilators isn't the obstacle to getting more of them in hospitals. Rather, the supply chains currently in place aren't equipped to create mass amounts of ventilators in such a short period of time.
So more than 200 people collaborated on ways to decrease the current shortage while also putting a solid framework in place for the future.
The agency says they are still in the testing phase for their ventilators.
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