Header Ads

Realme banner

Fitbit Flow unveiled as emergency ventilator as a COVID-19 response

OPPO
Fitbit just launched a new ventilator supply to lessen shortage during the ongoing pandemic.
Fitbit Flow unveiled as emergency ventilator as a COVID-19 response
Fitbit Flow


Fitbit developed a low-cost emergency ventilator

 The device is an automatic resuscitator inspired by the MIT E-Vent Design Toolbox and patterned on specifications for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems.

During development and testing, there was a discussion between Fitbit and emergency medicine clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients. This is to make sure that the design meets the needs of practitioners.  

Fitbit Flow builds on standard resuscitator bags similar to what paramedics are using. This includes sophisticated instruments, sensors, and alarms that work together to support automated compressions and patient monitoring. 

The device is claimed to be intuitive and user-friendly. Also, it can possibly help reduce the strain on specialized staff who are typically needed to operate a commercial ventilator. 
Fitbit is designed to be easy-to-use for health specialists
Fitbit is designed to be easy-to-use for health specialists

Co-founder and CEO of Fitbit James Park explained that the COVID-19 has brought challenges that push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. He said that they are doing everything that they can to rapidly develop products to support health care systems. As he added further,

We saw an opportunity to rally our expertise in advanced sensor development, manufacturing, and our global supply chain to address the critical and ongoing need for ventilators and help make a difference in the global fight against this virus.

Fitbit Flow has been granted emergency use Authorization by the US FDA so it can be utilized during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The company is presently talking with state and federal agencies to understand current domestic needs for emergency ventilators.

They also plan to work with the US and global aid organizations as well, both today and ahead of any future waves of the virus.

Fitbit said that this is a high-quality yet low-cost ventilator. The price hasn't been disclosed yet though.
Powered by Blogger.
close
gizguide