Coronavirus, meet the University of Minnesota’s Coventor ventilator

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PeriodApr 15 2020

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  • TitleCoronavirus, meet the University of Minnesota’s Coventor ventilator
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletPioneer Press
    CountryUnited States
    Date4/15/20
    DescriptionThe University of Minnesota has developed the Coventor, a portable desktop ventilator that costs $1,000 or less to make and can work with or without access to compressed air. The open-source design calls for a robot arm that manually squeezes a medical bag, imitating a patient’s lung. On Wednesday, the Federal Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization to the Coventor, which is intended to be a low-cost back-up for hospitals and nursing homes if they run out of professional-grade ventilators.
    Producer/AuthorFrederick Melo
    URLhttps://www.twincities.com/2020/04/15/coronavirus-meet-the-university-of-minnesotas-coventor/
    PersonsStephen M Richardson, Aaron P Tucker