The university looks to conduct research and offer courses that are based in science, engineering, and technology. The university is comprised of five schools with degree-granting programs, laboratories, a college, and thirty departments where students can earn bachelor's, master's, and doctorates degrees.
MIT looks to help solve problems facing humanity such as clean energy, cancer and other health issues. Their courses are offered around the world and are available online.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), MIT has looked to manufacture and deploy low-cost ventilators to alleviate the high demand hospitals have due to the virus. Medical ventilators typically cost $30,000, however students and faculty have designed a simple ventilator that can be built with $100 worth of parts. These ventilators would require a nurse to perform hand operation technique to keep a patient breathing.
The university is supporting an all-volunteer team that is working without funding and who are operating anonymously. Their primary focus is for patient safety, and have designed the ventilators to meet clinical functional requirements.
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MIT-based team works on rapid deployment of open-source, low-cost ventilator
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020
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