Taiwan unveils locally made ventilator prototype

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/08/2020
By: Emerson Lim

Photo courtesy of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) unveiled a prototype Friday of what could become Taiwan's first medical grade ventilator amid interest in the device due to the new coronavirus outbreak.

The prototype, which the ITRI said was made within a span of 17 days, was introduced during an online press briefing.

"At the end of March, U.S. ventilator manufacturer Medtronic shared the basic design specifications of its PB 560 portable ventilator, free of charge," ITRI President Edwin Liu (劉文雄) said.

The ITRI locally sourced more than 500 components, involving mechanical parts, electronic controls, firmware, software, and data system integration, Liu said.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.