FDA approves Fitbit emergency ventilator 

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The FDA granted Fitbit emergency use authorization for its new emergency ventilator, which it developed with help from Boston-based Massachusetts General Brigham and Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University. 

The Fitbit Flow ventilator is approved for use to treat COVID-19 patients specifically and is intended as temporary or short-term support when a commercial ventilator is unavailable. 

The device builds on the design of standard resuscitator bags used by paramedics and incorporates instruments, sensors and alarms to support automated compressions and patient monitoring. 

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