Dyson has announced that it will develop a new type of breathing apparatus to the National Health Service NHS to help fight the Corona virus.
Sir James Dyson, the company's billionaire founder, said he was also personally funding 5,000 other CoVents, 1,000 of which would be donated to the United Kingdom and the rest to hospitals overseas. His device is called the CoVent and is specifically meant to support coronavirus patients.
Dyson has stepped up to create thousands of ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic, after designing a new product in 10 days.
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The company, which typically produces household products such as vacuums and fans, will now build 15,000 ventilators, according to an email sent to Dyson employees.
The company responded saying it was merely answering questions from journalists about the ventilators, which it expects to be in hospitals within weeks, subject to regulatory approval.
"I am proud of what Dyson engineers and our partners at TTP have achieved", he said.
Dyson said it was "clearly a time of serious global crisis", and would therefore donate 5,000 units to the worldwide effort, 1,000 of which would go to the United Kingdom.More news: Netflix and Prime video to reduce streaming equality
"Creating new designs which can complement existing models might help meet demand", commented Dr Federico Formenti, who is part of the OxVent team.
"We are also looking for ways to make it available internationally".
A number of other firms had joined forces to potentially develop and manufacture a ventilator, including Airbus, Smiths Group Plc, Ford Motor Co and McLaren. Today, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country has hit 463 and the cases have also risen to 9,529, making the country face a significant shortage of ventilators to support the patients.
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