Dyson Focuses on Making Ventilators to Help Fight COVID-19
Dyson may be known for vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, but the coronavirus has forced the company to shift its focus to ventilators.
Now he’s making 15,000 of them to fight COVID-19.
He sent a letter to employees confirming the British government’s order for 10,000 units.
The company says it designed and built an entirely new ventilator called the CoVent after getting a call ten days ago from U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Dyson says the CoVent is designed for COVID-19 patients and can be manufactured quickly, which is key as the demand rises fast.
A company spokesperson says the ventilators should be ready by early April.