Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients is risky business—so Polish researchers have developed a product that they hope takes out some of the risk: a remote-controlled ventilator.

If the experimental “RespiSave” ventilator can be shown to work safely on humans, doctors can observe patients’ vitals through an application, monitoring their condition and adjusting the machine’s settings from anywhere in the hospital, the designers of the project told Reuters. Doctors would be notified if the ventilator gets disconnected or the patient’s condition changes drastically.

The remote-control feature means the medical personnel can be in less frequent contact with these patients, said Lukasz Szarpak, a medical adviser on the project.

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Featured image: Dr. Lukasz Szarpak presents Respisave, a remote-controlled ventilator that will allow doctors to monitor and adjust the device for their patients at a distance, in a bid to make medical personnel safer amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Centre for Medical Simulation MedExcellence in Warsaw, Poland, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel