PIA23715: Building NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Engineers more accustomed to building spacecraft than medical devices worked on a prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in March and April of 2020. VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) is designed to be faster to build and easier to maintain than traditional ventilators, with a fraction of the parts. The VITAL team at JPL created their prototype in 37 days.

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