NASA develops VITAL, a high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineers developed a new, easy-to-build high-pressure ventilator named VITAL(Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) specifically to treat COVID-19 patients. Key Points: VITAL is designed to treat patients with milder symptoms, thereby keeping the country’s limited supply of traditional ventilators available for patients with more severe COVID-19 symptoms. The device passed a critical test at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, an epicentre of COVID-19 in the US (United States).