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ECE Engineers Answer Baystate Health’s Request to Improve Ventilators for Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shira Epstein testing the new cable at Baystate Health. (Photo courtesy of IALS)

Shira Epstein

The UMass News Office reported that engineers from UMass Amherst responded to a request from Baystate Health in Springfield for help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by helping to upgrade control cables and power systems for ventilators. Among others, the UMass Amherst team was made up of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department Head Christopher V. Hollot and ECE Senior Lecturer Baird Soules and Lecturer Shira Epstein. Hollot said the project was truly a team effort. This engineering response spanned the greater UMass family, including alumni, undergraduate, the makerspace community, local industry, and faculty.” See News Office release »

(May 2020)