Covid-19: Fitbit responds to the pandemic by developing a ventilator

added 18.05.2020 17:40

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The company has announced that this new device has been sent to the FDA to get it approved for use.

Fitbit is one of the latest of these OEMs, having developed a ventilator of its own specifically for use when combatting this virus in a healthcare setting.

Fitbit has announced that its own-brand ventilator has been sent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing.

It should be noted that some healthcare professionals reportedly consider ventilators of limited use in treating the respiratory condition caused by the virus; nonetheless, Fitbit appears to view the project as a useful contingency in the event of a "second wave" in this current pandemic.