July 2023 - More than Rocket Science: JPL’s COVID-19 Ventilator, VITAL
Time: 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT; 0300 UTC)
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, JPL spacecraft engineers worked with medical professionals to develop VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible locally), a breathing aid that helps critically ill COVID-19 patients and bolstered scarce stocks of traditional hospital ventilators. Learn from JPL Ventilator (VITAL) Operations Lead, Dr. Stacey Boland, how this VITAL work went from a conversation over morning coffee to a life-saving machine licensed in 42 countries.
Dr. Stacey Boland, JPL Ventilator (VITAL) Operations Lead, NASA/JPL
Nikki Wyrick, Office of Communications and Education, NASA/JPL
Katherine Park, Office of Strategy and Formulation, NASA/JPL