To combat a potential availability or shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic calls for “MacGvyer style” engineering.
Dr. Stephen Richardson, Cardiac Anesthesiologist at the University of Minnesota and his best friend Jim McGurran, biomedical engineer redesigned a CPR machine to function as a one-arm robot ventilator.
The Cost? $150.00. Listen to their brilliance …
“This allows those patients who would otherwise not have an opportunity to survive to survive it gives people a chance and that’s what this is all about.” ~Dr. Stephen Richardson, University of Minnesota.
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Video Source: U of M doctor constructs ventilators to battle COVID-19, March 23, 2020. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gw5LPx6LCjc
Read more link source: Whooley, S., (March 23, 2020) University of Minnesota researcher touts makeshift $150 ventilator to treat coronavirus. Retrieved from https://www.massdevice.com/university-of-minnesota-researcher-touts-makeshift-150-ventilator-to-treat-coronavirus/
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