Fitbit is reportedly planning to build ventilators to help treat COVID-19 patients

Fitbit is  planning to build  emergency ventilators to help treatment for COVID-19 patients

Fitbit, which makes fitness-tracking wearables, will be shifting supply chain resources to make emergency ventilators, Fitbit CEO James Park said to CNBC. The ventilators will be used to help treat COVID-19 patients and could help bolster the national supply of the medical devices, which have been in need during the pandemic.

There was a lot of concern about the shortage of ventilators and we realized we had expertise already around the supply chain, Park said to CNBC.

Fitbit plans to present the structures for its ventilator to the Food and Drug Administration under a crisis use approval "in the coming days," as per CNBC. A crisis use approval is actually what it seems like: it permits a clinical gadget or item that hasn't been formally endorsed by the FDA to be utilized to treat a hazardous sickness.

Park focuses on the ventilators to be the "most exceptional" crisis client ventilator accessible for a "lower" cost, however, that a cost hasn't been resolved, as per CNBC. Most ventilators cost a huge number of dollars, and top of the line ones can cost as much at $50,000.

Various associations have contributed fabricating assets to make ventilators. GM and Ford have offered to fabricate space to some ventilator organizations to assist them with creating more units. NASA built up a ventilator planned explicitly for COVID-19 patients; the ventilator got crisis use approval on April 30th, which means it can enter creation. Telephone frill creator Belkin has built up a solitary use crisis ventilator in an organization with the University of Illinois which is under audit for a crisis use approval. Furthermore, Tesla is building up another ventilator that repurposes parts utilized in Tesla's vehicles.

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