Shomporko Desk:- A Canadian company based in Montreal normally associated with flight simulators has created a ventilator that hopes to be able to mass-produce in a matter of three months.
The life-saving device is in short supply in parts of the world, including North America. One of the symptoms generated by the coronavirus is a shortness of breath, which can do much harm to patients who already have respiratory problems. Ventilators help people who cannot breathe properly on their own by pumping air in and out of their lungs through a tube inserted into their windpipe.
On March 19, just over a week after the World Health Organization confirmed the coronavirus was a pandemic, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre launched a challenge, backed by a prize of $200,000, calling on teams to “design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives.”