Engineers at MIT are working to help solve the anticipated shortage of ventilators during the COVID-19 epidemic. A team of engineers, medical professionals and logistics specialists are trying to answer one question: if “almost every bed” in a hospital is equipped with an artificial manual breathing unit (AMBU) bag, can these bags be safely automated to ventilate COVID-19 patients?
The project is called the MIT E-Vent, and while the team realizes that this cannot replace FDA-approve…

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