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UCL, UCLH and Formula One Join Forces for NHS Breathing Aid

Mechanical engineers from University College London (UCL) and clinicians from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) have teamed up with Mercedes-AMG HPP (the Formula One engine manufacturer) to adapt an innovative breathing aid intended to keep COVID-19 patients out of intensive care.

Already, Italy and China have made extensive use of the breathing aid – known as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) – to allow COVID-19 patients with serious lung infections to breathe more easily when oxygen is no longer sufficient.

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