Fitbit, the fitness tracking wearable’s creators are reportedly making everything possible to shift supply chain resources for the production of more ventilators.

The Chief executive officer of Fitbit, Mr. James Park promised CNBC saying, the ventilators will assist in the treatment of Coronavirus patients and will to a large extent boost the quantities of the ventilators that will be available in medical facilities that are in dire need of them.

He said there were a lot of complaints about the lack of ventilators everywhere and Fitbit realized that they had expertise already around the supply chain, so it will do everyone a world of good to have more supplies of ventilators to aid in this pandemic. In the coming days, the Fitbit plan is on top gear to submit the designs of its ventilators to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) under an emergency use authorization.

As stated by CNBC, the urgent moves by Fitbit look like an emergency use authorization because this policy enables a medical product or device that hasn’t been previously approved officially by FDA to be used for treating life-threatening diseases.

Fitbit CEO wants its ventilators to be the most advanced emergency users ventilator that is cost-effective and user friendly. The price is yet to be determined for now as stated by CNBC, Techcrude has found out that most ventilators go for as high as $1000 while the high-end ones go for thousands of dollars but Fitbit has assured to give out its ventilators at lower a price than the market value.

An Assistant professor of Emergency medicine, David Sheridan and his colleagues are giving Fitbit the necessary information on getting the right components for its ventilators, he asserted that though some of the resources are of low standard Fitbit needed to produce more high-level ventilators but still maintaining a low selling price for them.

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Sheridan is of the view that the final product will still be exceptional which will stand between being an emergency ventilator and a premium grade product.  But for Fitbit, the productions of these new ventilators are short term and temporary and not produced with the interest of making longer-term sophisticated medical devices.

Park reemphasized that the production of these ventilators isn’t on their plan of being a permanent line of their business. But then, if cases go up again, which it might be when the economy reopens again, he assures the company to build vents that will meet up the demand of any level, both for the states and countries worldwide.

VENTILATORS

He opined that the Fitbit has the manufacturing capability and infrastructure to arrest the situation.

In his words, he said “Fitbit has already made 10 million wearable devices per year and we plan to leverage that to make delivering products to the tune of the volumes needed

It isn’t only Fitbit that has indicated an interest in helping with the production of ventilators, a good number of other organizations have also contributed their manufacturing resources to making of ventilators examples are Ford, NASA, and GM.

Ventilators to Be Produced By Fitbit to Aid Treat Coronavirus Patients

Fitbit, the fitness tracking wearable’s creators are reportedly making everything possible to shift supply chain resources for the production of more ventilators. The Chief executive officer of Fitbit, Mr. James Park promised CNBC said the ventilators will assist in the treatment of Coronavirus patients and will to a large extent boost the quantities of the ventilators that will be available in medical facilities that are in dire need of them.

He said there were a lot of complaints about the lack of ventilators everywhere and Fitbit realized that they had expertise already around the supply chain, so it will do everyone a world of good to have more supplies of ventilators to aid in this pandemic. In the coming days, the Fitbit plan is on top gear to submit the designs of its ventilators to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) under an emergency use authorization.

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As stated by CNBC, the urgent moves by Fitbit look like an emergency use authorization because this policy enables a medical product or device that hasn’t been previously approved officially by FDA to be used for treating life-threatening diseases.

Fitbit CEO wants its ventilators to be the most advanced emergency users ventilator that is cost-effective and user friendly. The price is yet to be determined for now as stated by CNBC, Techcrude has found out that most ventilators go for as high as $1000 while the high-end ones go for thousands of dollars but Fitbit has assured to give out its ventilators at lower a price than the market value.

An Assistant professor of Emergency medicine, David Sheridan and his colleagues are giving Fitbit the necessary information on getting the right components for its ventilators, he asserted that though some of the resources are of low standard Fitbit needed to produce more high-level ventilators but still maintaining a low selling price for them.

Sheridan is of the view that the final product will still be exceptional which will stand between being an emergency ventilator and a premium grade product.  But for Fitbit, the productions of these new ventilators are short term and temporary and not produced with the interest of making longer-term sophisticated medical devices.

Park reemphasized that the production of these ventilators isn’t on their plan of being a permanent line of their business. But then, if cases go up again, which it might be when the economy reopens again, he assures the company to build vents that will meet up the demand of any level, both for the states and countries worldwide.

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He opined that the Fitbit has the manufacturing capability and infrastructure to arrest the situation.

In his words, he said “Fitbit has already made 10 million wearable devices per year and we plan to leverage that to make delivering products to the tune of the volumes needed

However, it is not only Fitbit that has indicated  interest in helping with the production of ventilators, a good number of other organizations have also contributed their manufacturing resources to making of ventilators such as Ford, Automakers etc.

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