An increasing number of U.S. Covid-19 patients are surviving after they are placed on mechanical ventilators, which is a last-resort critical care measure that is easy to use and can be utilized in invasive or non-invasive modes. A new full-featured model gives the patients more comfort by showing them an image of their skeletal system along with these butterflies floating elegantly around to stimulate their lungs to take in more oxygen. This idea came from Muhammed Ali who coined the phrase “float like a butterfly”. The flight of the butterfly was diagnosed and it was found to be bumpy as it moved through the air, with lots of ups and downs as it pushed itself forward and this turbulent movement was found to work well for avoiding predators, because as they ducked and weaved, it becomes harder to catch them.
These butterflies have been coded to defend themselves against the coronavirus which enters into the lungs and affects the respiratory track and they are able to stimulate the production of pulmonary ventilation by working in conjunction with your lung muscles. The primary advantage of these new units is to keep the patients occupied with the graphics, so the ventilators can deliver uninterrupted breathing support which the patients can tolerate. Patients that have been put on these new ventilators are able to talk and they seem to exhibit less symptoms of gasping for breath.
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Nekneeraj’s Photo Challenge #344.