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7 Great Innovations Responding to the Coronavirus

Psychology Today, April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

7 Great Innovations Responding to the Coronavirus

Virgin Orbits squeeze bag ventilator: in a few days, engineers at Branson’s space venture, working with experts at University of California Irvine and University of Texas, built a simple, but effective ventilator from a windshield wiper motor and pliable “AMBUBAG” (hand operated resuscitator). The device will cost under $500 (as compared with $20,000 plus price tags on conventional respirators).  Dr. Govind Rajan, director of clinical affairs at the UC Irvine  said “This one is going to basically be for all the patients who need a ventilator but do not need a top-line ventilator