Dyson — the U.K. technology company best known for its distinctive vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, and fans — has introduced a new ventilator, dubbed the “CoVent,” which, it claims, was developed in 10 days.
The Dyson CoVent uses Dyson’s existing digital motor technology and is awaiting U.K. regulatory approval. The company has, however, already received a U.K. Government order for 10,000 ventilators.
The CoVent is a bed-mounted yet portable ventilator, with the option to run on battery power, should the need arise to help treat coronavirus patients in mobile settings.
Company founder James Dyson pledged in a letter obtained by Fast Company that Dyson would donate an additional 5,000 ventilators to “the international effort, 1,000 of which will go to the United Kingdom.”