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How 3D printing is enabling ventilator splitting

How 3D printing is enabling ventilator splitting

Written by David

April 5, 2020


Amid the shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are finding success using 3D printing to enable “ventilator splitting.”


The search continues to go on for more machines, but there have already been government actions taken to increase amounts, while researchers have taken it into their own hands to create homemade-style ventilators.


However, there could be another option picking up steam.


A team led by engineers at Johns Hopkins University is developing and prototyping a 3D-printed splitter that would allow a single ventilator machine to treat multiple patients, according to an article on the university’s website. “There is an emphasis right now on using engineering to develop open-source solutions to many aspects of the COVID-19 crisis, but especially for ventilator design and production,” Johns Hopkins Whiting School […]

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