The coronavirus is a major issue in the world and the US has the most case of the pandemic. This has made Ford Motor Corporation in collaboration with General Electric (G.E) to manufacture ventilators. These ventilators will work without electricity.
Both Ford and G.E announced it will produce 50,000 ventilators in Michigan in the next 100 days and 30,000 a month afterward. That is a huge, rapid scaling—Ford typically builds cars and their components, not specialized medical equipment. Ventilators help push oxygen into patients’ damaged or faltering lungs, essentially inflating the organs with air and keeping its air sacs from collapsing.
The ventilator’s design would be coming from Airon Corp., which is a company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life support products. The G.E/Airon Model A-E ventilator will be designed for quick setup and can be deployed in an emergency room setting. It operates on air pressure with the need for electricity – something that coronavirus patients are in dire need right now.
G.E Healthcare is licensing the ventilator design from Airon Corp. of Florida. Besides ventilators, Ford also has recently dabbled in prototyping a protective respirator for medical professionals to use that incorporates F-150 pickup-truck parts.