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Fitbit receives FDA authorisation for emergency ventilator

Wearable technology device company Fitbit has received emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a low-cost emergency ventilator Fitbit Flow.

The automatic resuscitator has been developed by the company in response to the global need for ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

The company leveraged its expertise in advanced sensor development and hardware design to immediately develop Fitbit Flow.

The device is inspired by the MIT E-Vent Design Toolbox and based on specifications for rapidly manufactured ventilation systems.