Center for Innovation in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University
Center for Innovation in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University

An Emirati source recently revealed to a reporter for Al-Nasr newspaper today, Friday, that a research team at Khalifa University in the UAE was able in the past period to develop a local respirator, in order to help those infected with the emerging coronavirus that has turned into a global pandemic (pandemic).

In a related context, the source explained to the Al-Nasr newspaper correspondent in Al-Ghamarat that a research team from the Innovation Center in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University in the UAE is preparing the necessary requirements, in order to establish a production unit with the aim of achieving the production of compressed air ventilators.

In that regard, this comes to the fact that the efforts of the UAE government at the present time are coming to combat the emerging corona virus that causes "Covid 19".

On the one hand, the source added in a hadith with the correspondent of Al-Nasr newspaper: "Even the research team also worked to develop a prototype of the artificial respiratory system in order to treat all cases caused by the emerging corona virus" Covid-19 ".

This came according to the words of Dr. Cesar Stefanini, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates and the supervisor of the project. A shortage of artificial respiration devices is one of the consequences of the spread of the new Corona virus. "

On the one hand, Dr. Cesar Stefanini, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Innovation Center in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates and the supervisor of the project, added: “We are currently seeking to have our project capable of fighting the emerging epidemic. From the Coronavirus, our goal is to develop a prototype of the respirator in less than two weeks and design a comprehensive production unit. "

"So that the project-based research team has the theoretical and engineering expertise needed for manufacturing," said Dr. Cesar Stefanini, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Innovation Center in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates and supervisor of the project. .

Dr. Cesar Stefanini, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Innovation Center in Healthcare Engineering at Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates and the supervisor of the project, explained: “The production of ventilators at the required rate represents a great challenge for all countries of the world. In light of the Corona virus in all countries of the world.

On the other hand, statistics at the global level indicated that the number of people infected with the dreaded Coronavirus that originated in the UAE exceeded two thousand, while the number of deaths reached 11 cases.

The number of people infected with the emerging corona virus, which has turned into a global pandemic (pandemic), has exceeded one million and 288 thousand infected people, including more than 70 thousand deaths, while more than 272 thousand people have recovered.

And the beginning of the emergence of the virus in China, at the end of December, which became the sixth in the world, with more than 81 thousand infections.

The United States of America ranks first in the world in cases of infection with the Coronavirus, after the number of infected people has become more than 336 thousand infected and about ten thousand deaths, followed by Spain in second place with one hundred and thirty-five. A thousand injured and more than thirteen thousand deaths, then Italy came in third place with more than 128 thousand injuries and about sixteen thousand deaths, according to today's statistics.

On the other hand, Germany ranks fourth with more than 100,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths, then France, which has become fifth with more than 92,000 injuries, and more than 8,000 deaths.