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MIT is designing a low-cost, open-source ventilator

Mar 31, 2020 14:25 IST

To combat the shortage of ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic, engineers and scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are creating a low-cost, open source ventilator design that will be free for people to copy and manufacture. The design will be released online and makes use of an 'Ambu bag', normally used when a ventilator is not available. The team, however, cautioned that the MIT E-Vent must be manufactured according to requirements by the FDA and under the supervision of a clinician. The team is also under the process of seeking FDA approval.

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