Canterbury engineers invent life-saving device

Canterbury University engineers have invented a new device that could save lives as Covid-19 cases surge around the world.

Known as the ACTIV system for short, it means two patients can use a ventilator at the same time.

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase, of Canterbury University's mechanical engineering department and centre for bio-engineering, joined RNZ's Jesse Mulligan today to explain the benefits.

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase and UC engineering PhD student Lui Holder-Pearson. Photo:...
Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase and UC engineering PhD student Lui Holder-Pearson. Photo: Canterbury University

The device, which is known as the ACTIV system, means two patients can use a ventilator at the...
The device, which is known as the ACTIV system, means two patients can use a ventilator at the same time. Photo: Canterbury University

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