Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an ongoing pandemic, is threatening the whole population all over the world including the nations having high or low resource health infrastructure. The number of infection as well as death cases are increasing day by day, and outperforming all the records of previously found infectious diseases. This pandemic is imposing specific pressures on the medical system almost the whole globe. The respiration problem is the main complication that a COVID-19 infected patient faced generally. It is a matter of hope that the recent deployment of small-scale technologies like 3D printer, microcontroller, ventilator, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) are mostly used to resolve the problem associated with medical equipment's for breathing. This paper aims to overview the existing technologies which are frequently used to support the infected patients for respiration. We described the most recent developed breathing aid devices such as oxygen therapy devices, ventilator, and CPAP throughout the review. A comparative analysis among the developed devices with necessary challenges and possible future directions are also outlined for the proper selection of affordable technologies. It is expected that this paper would be of great help to the experts who would like to contribute in this area.
SN computer science
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Saifuddin Mahmud; Islam, Md Mazharul; Shah Muhammad Azmat Ullah; Raju, S.M. Taslim Uddin (2020). Breathing Aid Devices to Support Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infected Patients. SN computer science 1(5) 274. doi: 10.1007/s42979-020-00300-1. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/covid19ksu/breathing-aid-devices-support-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infected-patients