Italian Innovation Sees Scuba Masks Used As Ventilator Masks

If necessity is the mother of invention, she’s going to be busy for a while, because seldom has the world seen such need for invention and innovation as it does right now.

Italy in particular has seen its medical resources stretched to the max due to its COVID-19 outbreak, but engineers there have been stepping up to the plate to create solutions for their shortfalls.

Ventilators are crucial to the coronavirus fight. As the disease overwhelms a patient’s lungs, the ventilators do the breathing for them. But the valves that attach oxygen masks to ventilators can only be used for about eight hours before they have to be switched out for a new one.

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