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Everything You Need to Know About the Ventilator Shortage and COVID 19 (Part 1 of 2)

April 08, 2020 Radio Cade Season 1 Episode 73
Radio Cade
Everything You Need to Know About the Ventilator Shortage and COVID 19 (Part 1 of 2)
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Radio Cade
Everything You Need to Know About the Ventilator Shortage and COVID 19 (Part 1 of 2)
Apr 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 73
Radio Cade

Building ventilators to help COVID-19 patients could be much easier than we think.  Dr. Sem Lampotang is a Professor of Anesthesiology and the Director of the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies at the University of Florida.  Based on a design Lampotang helped create 30 years ago,  simple "crisis" ventilators can be built with parts from Home Depot, Ace or Lowe's hardware stores for less than $300.   The "open-architecture" design can be downloaded anywhere and allows anyone to use locally-available parts if traditional parts can not be sourced.  Doctors and engineers in Mauritius, Lampotang's native country, have already produced ventilators using his design.   

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Building ventilators to help COVID-19 patients could be much easier than we think.  Dr. Sem Lampotang is a Professor of Anesthesiology and the Director of the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies at the University of Florida.  Based on a design Lampotang helped create 30 years ago,  simple "crisis" ventilators can be built with parts from Home Depot, Ace or Lowe's hardware stores for less than $300.   The "open-architecture" design can be downloaded anywhere and allows anyone to use locally-available parts if traditional parts can not be sourced.  Doctors and engineers in Mauritius, Lampotang's native country, have already produced ventilators using his design.