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VUB FabLab develops rapidly deployable ventilators to prevent shortages

The peak of the Covid19 epidemic has not yet been reached. Day and night, doctors and nurses work hard to fight an invisible enemy. For this they need sufficient beds with ventilators for patients. Because if at a certain moment there are more patients than beds with ventilators, a critical situation will arise for our care system or that of other countries.

In anticipation of this, the FabLab of the VUB brings its best engineers, scientists and technical experts together in a race against time for more oxygen. In close consultation with the UZ Brussel medical team and with input from Johns Hopkins University, students, professors and alumni have developed a prototype of a ventilator based on an existing MIT design

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