Mercedes F1 and University College London Engineers Create New Coronavirus Breathing Device In 4 Days

Formula 1 engine manufacturer Mercedes joined forces with health experts and engineers in London to come up with a breathing tool for coronavirus patients that can be produced in large quantities with ease.

It is an aid that can help reduce the need for ventilators.

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, which is a remodeled version of an existing one and has been assembled in less than 100 hours, was recommended by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, according to a statement made by University College London, which took part in the making of the device.

UCL, UCLH and Formula One develop life-saving breathing aids for the NHSA breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19…

Posted by UCL Engineering on Monday, March 30, 2020

The CPAP devices have so far been used in hospitals in Italy and China, with reports suggesting that around half of their patients have not needed ventilators thanks to them, as per a recent statement.

Sadly there is still a big shortage of ventilators in many countries including the UK.

“These devices will help to save lives by ensuring that ventilators, a limited resource, are used only for the most severely ill,” said professor Mervyn Singer, a critical care consultant at University College London Hospitals.

UCL, UCLH and Formula One develop life-saving breathing aids for the NHSA breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19…

Posted by UCL Engineering on Monday, March 30, 2020

CPAP devices help people’s airways stay open and raise the amount of oxygen entering the lungs by pushing oxygen and air into the mouth and nose.

As per the statement, 100 of the new devices will be used in clinical trials, with “rapid rollout to hospitals around the country ahead of the predicted surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions.”

UCL, UCLH and Formula One develop life-saving breathing aids for the NHSA breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19…

Posted by UCL Engineering on Monday, March 30, 2020

According to professor Tim Baker of UCL an action that can take years can now be accomplished in a few days, noting that the team worked exceptionally hard to “create a state-of-the-art version suited to mass production.”

Andy Cowell, managing director at Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains, expressed his pride in their chance to participate and produce the tool on the “fastest possible timeframe.”

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Source: Daily Mail

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