Fears of Ventilator Shortage Unleash a Wave of Innovations

airvent prototype in apartment

A test of the AirVent system developed by the NYU Tandon COVID Taskforce

...Doctors at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island have been using machines designed for people with sleep apnea to keep scores of coronavirus patients breathing, and engineers at New York University have transformed hooded hair salon dryers into personal negative pressure chambers that deliver oxygen and limit the spread of aerosolized virus, lowering the infection risks for health care workers and other patients.