A team of Polish scientists has designed a remote-controlled ventilator they hope will allow doctors to help critically ill patients breathe, but from a distance, in a bid to make medical personnel safer during the coronavirus pandemic.
If the experimental “RespiSave” ventilator can be shown to work safely on humans, doctors can observe patients’ vitals through an application, monitoring their condition and adjusting the machine’s settings from anywhere in the hospital, the designers of the project told Reuters.
Doctors would be notified if the ventilator gets disconnected or the patient’s condition changes drastically.
Respiratory failure requiring support with a mechanical ventilator is common in patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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