Dyson has responded to a call by British Prime Minister to help bolster the supply of ventilators required to treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients in the U.K. The British home appliance innovator responded with a ventilator, called CoVent, that it has designed in just 10 days.
According to a tweet by Rupert Evelyn of ITV News, Dyson will build at least 15,000 ventilators at Hullavington in Wiltshire. Of the 15,000 ventilators, 10,000 will be paid for by the U.K. government while the rest will be a personal contribution from Sir James Dyson.
A thousand units from Dyson’s contribution will be allocated to the U.K., with the remaining 4,000 units to be donated to other countries in need.
CoVent ventilator was designed from the ground up with medical device company The Technology Partnership (TTP).
CoVent is battery-powered, portable and designed to be fitted to hospital beds. It features Dyson digital motor technology and leverages on the company’s expertise on air purification, devised the filtration and air flow system.
At the time of this post, we read that the British government is evaluating the prototype of the Dyson/TTP CoVent ventilator.