Producing medical equipment which is necessary in the battle with the novel coronavirus pandemy is now a global race.
Healthcare workers in many parts of the world are having trouble enough critical supplies, such as masks, gloves and ventilators, to deal with the influx of patients. The UK based Dyson company, which is best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, had designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," to "address the specific needs" of coronavirus patients. "This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume," James Dyson, the company's billionaire founder, said. Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators but another 5,000 units will be donated to help the international effort.
Medical ventilator designed by Dyson
Sir James Dyson is a British inventor, industrial designer, and entrepreneur. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2018, his net worth is $13.9 billion. Between his inventions it is the washing machine called the ContraRotator, which had two rotating drums moving in opposite directions. Dyson set up the James Dyson Foundation in 2002 to support design and engineering education, with the goal to inspire young people to study engineering and become engineers.