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Rappler's latest stories on ventilators


'Basic' ventilator breathes air into Spain's choked ICUs

Apr 10, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Known as the OyxGEN, the ventilator – powered by a windscreen wiper motor – is currently being produced at a repurposed assembly line of Spanish carmaker SEAT

VENTILATOR. A member of the medical service of Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT checks a ventilator manufactured at the company's factory in Martorell near Barcelona, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Grim reality: Only half of COVID-19 patients in ICU survive

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Despite the heroic efforts of medical staff, the figures for COVID-19 survival and recovery in intensive care, especially when it proceeds to mechanical ventilation, make for grim reading

ICU. An intubated and sedated patient infected with COVID-19 lies in a bed at the intensive care unit of the Peupliers private hospital in Paris, France, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Don Bosco Mandaluyong fast-tracks fabrication of low-cost ventilators

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:14 AM

Bosconian alumni are also designing decontamination chambers for hospitals and quarantine centers

WORK. Scholars of Don Bosco’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Center lead the production of face shields for frontliners. Photo by DBTC

Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in coronavirus fight

Apr 02, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Priced at around $2,000, the AgVa ventilator is a fraction of the price of conventional ventilators, which go for more than $10,000

In this photo taken on March 25, 2020, a ventilator made by AgVa Healthcare is displayed at the research and development (R&D) centre in Noida in Uttar Pradesh state. When a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon got together in 2016 to make one of the world's smallest ventilators for India's poor, they could not have imagined the pandemic that would see demand boom. Prakash SINGH / AFP

Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Some experts say building critical care ventilators will require different techniques and procedures from what a car factory normally sees

This handout picture made available on March 30, 2020 by Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT shows workers assembling ventilators manufactured at the company's plant of Martorell. - Throughout Europe, in the face of a shortage of masks, gloves or ventilators, all kinds of industries are striving to adapt their production line to put it at the service of the fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / SEAT / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SEAT " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Shifting to ventilators will be a challenge for GM

Mar 31, 2020 - 10:40 AM

The pivot from cars to ventilators for the coronavirus crisis will be no easy feat for General Motors

LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 21: General Motors Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave vehicles go through the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant on February 21, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. The plant, which employs over 2,500 workers, is home to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. Today the three millionth vehicle, a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition, rolled off the assembly line at the plant. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP

GM, Ford promise more ventilators after Trump criticism

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM

General Motors says it will work with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators at its Indiana auto plant, while Ford says it is 'pulling out all the stops' to provide vital equipment

OPERATIONS DISRUPTED. General Motors is among the companies dealing with operational challenges due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Shutterstock

Trump invokes defense powers to order GM to produce ventilators

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:59 AM

Trump invokes the rarely-used Defense Production Act to order GM to speed up its commitment to make ventilators in one of its auto plants after delays in negotiations

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening Coronavirus crisis on March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. File photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Industry races to meet demand for ventilators

Mar 25, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Along with a shortage of masks and gloves, the spread of COVID-19 to almost every corner of the globe highlights the need for specialized machines that help keep severely afflicted patients alive

VENTILATORS. In this file photo taken on March 16, 2020, during a press presentation of the hospitalization service for patients with coronavirus at Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital in the Israeli city of Ashdod, shows the director of the epidemics service Dr Karina Glick checking a medical ventilator control panel at a ward. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

WATCH: Here's how ventilators can save coronavirus patients

Mar 21, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Ventilators, or breathing machines, are life-support equipment which help patients breathe

BREATHING MACHINE. Medical staff treat a COVID-19 coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on March 19, 2020 with a mechanical ventillator. Photo by STR/AFP