Scuba gear, coffee makers inspire inventors in design challenge for a cheaper ventilator

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Published on 1 Jul 2020, 0:25
The ventilator has been a vital piece of medical machinery in treating some of the most severe COVID-19 patients. But the devices were hard to come by and expensive at the beginning of the pandemic, prompting a group of residents at Massachusetts General Hospital to start the CoVent-19 Challenge to design a cheaper, easy-to-assemble model. John Yang reports on the innovative ideas it inspired.

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