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FDA Officially Authorizes Fitbit Ventilators For Emergency Use

FDA Officially Authorizes Fitbit Ventilators

FDA Officially Authorizes Fitbit Ventilators: The outbreak of the COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt. A worldwide lockdown has been imposed, and dozens of people are being quarantined. In the wake of the chaos, every country on the planet has been drained of its resources. As the death rate goes up by the minute, officials struggle hard to find a cure.

FDA Authorizes Fitbit Ventilators
Fitbit Has Introduced Its New Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator, Fitbit FlowΒ  Β  Source: PCMag

Since the past six months, the pandemic has been spreading like wildfire. Countries have been drained economically and medically. Despite having a strong economy, some countries lack basic medical services for the patients. The pharmaceutical sector has been in full Flow ever since the start of the pandemic. Since there is no vaccine in sight, it has become harder and harder to sustain throughout this pandemic.

Fitbit Introduces Its Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator

FDA Authorizes Fitbit Ventilators
Source: PR Newswire

As the virus takes over the planet, major health tech companies are working day in and day out to ease the situation. As a result,Β  FitbitΒ has introduced all theΒ FitBit Flow,Β a low-cost emergency ventilator to address the current global needs.

What Is The FitBit Flow?

To address the current needs of the crisis, Fitbit has introduced the Fitbit Flow, a low-cost emergency ventilator. The newly announced ventilator is a low cost, easy to use, and uses standard resuscitator bags, similar to those used by the paramedics. Fitbit Flow comes with sophisticated instruments, sensors, and alarms that work together to support automated compressions and patient monitoring. Fitbit hopes to sell the Flow for around $5,000, significantly less than traditional ventilators. According to medical staff and practitioners, the Fitbit flow will be easier to use than the traditional ventilator.

FDA Has Approved The Fitbit Flow For Emergency Use
Source: FierceBiotech

And as of Friday (6/6/2020), theΒ Food And Drug Administration (FDA),Β has approved the Fitbit Flow for emergency use. According to theΒ New England Journal Of Medicine,Β the US is facing a chronic shortage of key equipment for the treatment of patients. These include ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) allotted to the medical staff. Currently, there are 60,000 to 160,000 ventilators in the US, which are not enough. As a result, the FDA has approved the newly launched Fitbit Ventilators for emergency use.

 

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