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Team develops bubble helmet to help treat patients with Covid-19

Shared by Ana Ribeiro on 2020-05-15 15:47

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A team of doctors, led by Dr Ganapathi, from the Mangala Hospital, developed an alternative to the typical oxygen masks: a bubble helmet designed to aid in the treatment of patients with Covid-19.

The helmets are transparent and airtight, sealed through a collar that wraps around the patient’s neck. Being transparent, they allow the patients to watch television or read a book while wearing them. And patients who have tested the helmets found them more comfortable to wear than traditional masks.

"This equipment will be revolutionary in the treatment of COVID-19. The bubble helmet completely covers the head of the patient and will be connected through a special collar on it. The device will help the patient overcome breathing problems and avoid using a ventilator.", explained Dr. Ganapathi.

Adapted from https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2020/may/08/mangaluru-...
https://www.udayavani.com/english-news/battle-against-covid-19-team-of-d...

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Dr Ganapathi is the medical director of Mangala Hospital and Mangala Kidney Foundation, in Mangaluru, India. He’s leading a team of doctor who developed a bubble helmet to help in the treatment of patients with Covid-19.

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