Beyond ventilators: Princeton engineers design, build and program a noninvasive breathing system for COVID-19 patients

Friday, Jan 29, 2021
by tdwyer

Beyond ventilators: Princeton engineers design, build and program a noninvasive breathing system for COVID-19 patients

John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Jan. 29, 2021

On April 1, 2020, as the pandemic threatened to overwhelm area hospitals, Andrew Leifer was looking for a way to help. The Princeton University physicist connected with doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia who were working to prevent a looming shortage in machines used to keep patients breathing.

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