At the request of the UK government, Dyson developed the Covent device that helps corona patients breathe.
Not only the automaker Tesla switched to the production of medical devices in times of the corona crisis, the vacuum cleaner and fan manufacturer Dyson is now reacting to the emergency situation. “I received a call from Boris Johnson ten days ago,” wrote CEO James Dyson in an email to his employees. The British government asked for help because there was a shortage of ventilators in the country’s hospitals. A few days later, Dyson now presents the CoVent device.
Extremely short in time
CoVent is specifically tailored to the needs of COVID-19 patients and is intended to support them in breathing. “The challenge was how we could make a new and advanced medical device available in large numbers in an extremely short time,” Dyson writes. CoVent is now ready for production, now it is important to quickly manufacture and deliver a large number of devices.
Donated 5000 pieces
Dyson is working closely with the UK health authorities to get it approved quickly. The government has ordered 10,000 units of CoVent from the company. Dyson also plans to offer the device internationally. In order to quickly provide for those in need, James Dyson wants to make 5,000 CoVent available free of charge. 1000 of them are intended for Great Britain, the rest for hospitals in other countries.
“I’m proud of what the Dyson engineers and our partners at TTP have achieved,” said James Dyson. “I look forward to bringing this new device into production and seeing it in hospitals as soon as possible.”