The Coronavirus pandemic cure is currently under initial stages of research. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, just met with officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. But the meeting was not only to discuss Coronavirus cure but also how to fasten the process. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) just launched some devices that will prove handy in the battle against Coronavirus.
But the most important device among them is a prototype ventilator. It took only 37 days to build the same. However, other important devices include a decontamination unit and an oxygen hood made specifically for Coronavirus patients.
The entire government’s approach to enforcing strict lockdown measures has many scientists sitting at home. But whoever’s’ present is doing their part with full responsibility. The ventilator named as VITAL is currently going under review by the FDA. But this should not delay the process of treatment because it will be available soon for use on patients with mild conditions of Coronavirus.
VITAL helps cure Coronavirus
According to the official report by NASA, VITAL is made up of many separate IC parts which makes it different from that of a normal ICU Ventilator. But this also means that it is cheaper to produce and thus affordable by both private and public hospitals.
"It's ready to go. It's a very exciting system and we're eager to get these manufactured and in the hands of the people who need them." @NASAJPL's Dave Gallagher on a new high-pressure ventilator tailored to treat COVID-19 patients: https://t.co/DStaczODmn
— NASA (@NASA) April 23, 2020
Designed to help treat coronavirus patients showing minor symptoms, the Aerospace Valley Positive Pressure Helmet should reduce the need for ventilators within a hospital setting. Oxygen is forced into the lungs by the helmet, functioning much like a CPAP machine used for sleep apnea.
NASA says the helmet would ensure that patients received 100 percent oxygen while preventing patients from sharing the virus, protecting health care workers.
This device has efficiently been able to cure MERS before. It is only a matter of time before it helps to eradicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Let us know what you think about this new invention from NASA.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.