The USA headquartered tech wearable maker, Fitbit, has got successful in launching a compact and sleek ventilator, Fitbit Flow, to combat Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Fitbit Flow has already got the Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to its plug and play model. The easy-to-use and low-cost automatic resuscitator is reported to have been designed to provide an alternative to the conventional ventilator in emergency situation.
The Fitbit Flow is not a substitute to the conventional ventilator as it lacks the depth engineering as seen in the latter. It is a temporary ventilator which may prove to be a boon in the emergency like situation where the conventional ventilator is not accessible. The highlight distinction of this compact resuscitator is that it doesn’t require a well professionally trained operator as in the case of a conventional ventilator.
The engineering invention by Fitbit is essentially a replica of a conventional ventilator with its own limitations that pumps oxygen in the body of the needy when he/she fails to breathe naturally. The machine is typically considered to have been designed by keeping the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic where it’s patient gradually loses the ability to breathe naturally. The device was first introduced in the month of March 2020.
The company has explained that Fitbit Flow is equipped with sophisticated instruments, sensors and alarms which work in tandem to support patient monitoring of oxygen supply and the compression control on volume or pressure. Though, the team of Fitbit Flow is planning to provide a high-resolution add-on display to indicate the pressure waveforms and system’s status.