Dyson will be supplying the UK government with a newly designed ventilator in order to help COVID-19 patients. The device was reported to have been developed in just 10 days based on the company’s existing digital motor technology.
Called the “CoVent”, it is a bed-mounted and portable ventilator with the ability to run on battery power if required. Company founder Sir James Dyson claims that the device can be “manufactured quickly, efficiently, and at volume.”
“I am proud of what Dyson engineers and our partners at TTP have achieved. I am eager to see this new device in production and in hospitals as soon as possible,” he said. “This is clearly a time of grave international crisis, I will therefore donate 5,000 units to the international effort, 1,000 of which will go to the United Kingdom.”
Production lines for the new Dyson ventilator is set up at the company’s Hullavington site after the UK government ordered 10,000 units for its National Health Service.The device will enter production next week and is expected to be ready by early April.