VITAL space age ventilator developed by NASA in just 37 days

VITAL space age ventilator developed by NASA in just 37 days

NASA has developed a space age ventilator called VITAL, or Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally in just 37 days. NASA is hoping that it can be fast-tracked for approval in the coming days so it can be used to help coronavirus patients.

Nigel
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Paul C
Paul C 0 months

This gadget might be perfect for treating coronavirus patients and cost less than other ventilators, but if Trump mentions it in a press conference the MSM will start calling it a 'death box.'

Clint
Clint 0 months

THIS IS AMERICANISM as it should be. Not all that bs about, "blue states are suffering the most, let them sink" but then you wanna call yourself a patriot

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 0 months

The one from Idaho that uses a pulse width modulated servo control is the best I've seen. Originally designed for infants, it can be programmed to push air at a very controlled rate, controlled volume and pulls air similarly. It can be tuned for each patient depending on their lung capacity. Sweet design. It's all digital in the control section.

Maximilian
Maximilian 0 months

2 days to come up with the machine, 35 days to find a name that spells "vital". Jokes aside that is a wonderful little gadget that will holefully be extremly helpfull against covid-19 and other illnesses that require ventilation.

Seekster
Seekster 0 months

Well done NASA. Failure is not an option.

Sean
Sean 0 months

Side comment....isn’t this one of the agencies that ole don is activity disagreeing with over climate science?....so their scientists do know what they are doing after all?....I’m just confused by the lack of consistency with don (left wingers like button only please.....trumpers comment with bizarre rationalizations only please)

Max Maidment
Max Maidment 0 months

After this can we get NASA on all the other outdated medical equipment if they are so good at it?

John W
John W 0 months

NASA is mostly a bunch of 80 tear old guys waiting to retire. That is why they have massive budget but do very little. We basically the USA no longer have a government space program, just private. But NASA spends the same on elderly employees. https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a4288/4318625/ less than 20 percent of NASA's employees are under the age of 40, leading one report to call the agency "mono-generational." This leads to a disturbing question: As the baby boomers retire, who will get astronauts back to the lunar surface? https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/charts/nasas-budget-1982-2015-adjusted-for-inflation.html NASA's Budget, 1982 - 2015, Adjusted for Inflation

IIzard
IIzard 0 months

It's not exactly vital though... Because we still have loads in storage... But ok.

John W
John W 0 months

We are focusing on Ventilators but the people that need them are mostly too far gone. We should be more worried about the food supply. venezuela 2.0 Time for NASA to invent belt that drops from 40 inches to 28. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/business/farmers-funding-coronavirus-food-shortage/index.html Farmers are worried about going under. That could put fruit and vegetables in short supply

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 0 months

(Sees picture) That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream... (Mandolin playing Am chord)

tomaz
tomaz 0 months

Why is Trump standing proudly there given that he lowered the nasa budget. Hypocrite

bad news bear
bad news bear 0 months

I lost respect for NASA during the tests they were doing on why Columbia burned up on re-entry. You could hear engineers laughing after the first test saying, "See I told you!!!" Then they fired another piece of foam at the leading edge of the wing and it busted through. The silence in the room was deafening.

Politicians are Hacks
Politicians are Hacks 0 months

I love that whenever NASA does something, it's space age technology. They've been using that term since the 60s when a computer took up entire rooms and couldn't even do what a regular cell phone does today.

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