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Dyson Launches Portable Ventilator ‘CoVent’ for COVID-19 Patients

Dyson company launches CoVent, a portable ventilator to help people fight against Coronavirus, as per orders from Government of United Kingdom

United Kingdom: As per the orders from the Government of United Kingdom, Dyson stepped in, collaborating with The Technology Partner (TTP), to design a portable ventilator called “CoVent”, with the motive of assisting global fight against the pandemic COVID-19. Dyson was able to do so in a short span of just ten days. CoVent is a novel ventilator designed specifically to shield the COVID-19 patients from the impact of this virus.

CoVent is portable, easy to use, uses the main power or battery for operation as and when required and can be mounted on the bed side. Attributes like portability and easy mountability increase CoVent’s utility in the homecare systems. The UK government requested for 10,000 units of ventilators, which are expected to be ready till early April. Dyson also pledged to donate 5,000 CoVent devices besides the 10,000 requested by the government, to help the entire world during this outbreak. Out of the 5,000 donated, 1,000 devices are meant specially for the UK citizens and hence will stay within the nation itself.

Founder of Dyson said, “A ventilator supports a patient who is no longer able to maintain their own airways, but sadly there is currently a significant shortage, both in the UK and other countries around the world.” He further added the company initiated working on CoVent after he received a call from UK Prime Minister requesting a significant number of units of ventilators for the COVID-19 hit patients and potential cases.

According to TechSci Research, launch of portable and easy to use ventilator, CoVent, is expected to highly benefit the Dyson company. The entire world is looking forward towards the production of even more Coronavirus diagnosis kits and ventilators, which is expected to drive the market for portable ventilators, globally. As of April 20, 2020, the reported cases of CoVID-19 have spiked up to 2,424,634, which has prodded the need and demand for such advanced healthcare equipment. Advent of these ventilators will not only assist the patients in UK but will also help the patients affected from coronavirus in other countries.

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Portable Ventilator Market, By Type (Invasive Ventilation, Non-Invasive Ventilation), By Mode (Pressure Mode Ventilation; Volume Mode Ventilation; Combined Mode Ventilation), By Application (Aeromedical; Pediatrics; Domiciliary Ventilation; Non-Invasive Ventilation), By End User (Hospital; Ambulance; Clinic; Rehabilitation Center; Others), By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025," global portable ventilator market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the next five years. Portable ventilators are used to provide oxygen to patients while commuting. Major factors driving the market include increasing breathing issues and respiratory problems among the growing population. Additionally, rise in number of smokers across the globe is another factor responsible for the growth in demand for portable ventilators. Additionally, requirement of portable ventilators exists in segments like homecare, clinics and hospitals. The intervention of technology in the healthcare sector has improved the operational conduct and has provided the patients with intensive care solutions. However, high cost of installation and high maintenance of ventilators might act as a constraint for the market.

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Coronavirus Diagnostics Market By Type of Test (Molecular v/s Serology), By User (Single v/s Multiple), By Full Test Time (Less Than 60 Minutes, 1 Hours to 12 Hours, 13 Hours-24Hours, More Than 1 Days), By End User (Hospitals, Public Health Labs, Private or Commercial Labs, Physician Labs, Others), By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025,” the ongoing pandemic novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused due to SARS-COV-2 and generally spreads from animals to humans and then from humans to humans. The disease usually spreads from saliva droplets of the infected person or the nose discharges of the infected person, when they cough or sneeze. First case of the disease was reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and since then, it has spread to various parts of the world infecting millions. As of 27 March 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 533,015 out of which 124,387 have recovered and around 24,095 people have died because of the disease.