Italian Engineers Create Ventilators Using Snorkelling Masks Amid Coronavirus

Doctors around the world are terrified of running out of ventilators needed to treat the sickest of COVID-19 patients as many people are admitted to hospital for critical care

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Italian engineers are turning scuba diving masks into ventilators to help hospitals battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Start-up Italian 3D printer business Isinnova had already helped a hospital print replacement ventilator valves.

But now the firm has started making a 3D printed adapter capable of converting a snorkeling mask into a functional C-PAP mask for oxygen therapy which is critical to help people with severe cases of COVID-19.

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