IISc,Making Indigenous Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Making Indigenous Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients. Due to the shortage, the Indian Institute os Science here is building a prototype of an electro-mechanical ventilator from scratch, using only components found or made in India, a team of engineers of IISc building this. It based on guidelines issued by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Thousands of this type of ventilator will be produced soon by the IISc.
A ventilator can be a life-saver for patients whose lungs are damaged by the COVID-19 infection. but the COVID-19 is pandemic so may India need more ventilator then any other country. it's considering by the statement of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore that the ventilator will be ready to service after some weeks.
"We are building it so that anyone can use it free of cost," says T V Prabhakar, Principal Research Scientist at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and one of the founders of the project, was quoted as saying in an IISc statement.
"For the last 10 days, we have been working day and night to get this technology going," says Gaurab Banerjee, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering and one of the project coordinators. We hope that by the end of April, manufacturers can have their own prototypes done, which they can scale up very quickly.
Currently, only 40,000 ventilators are available in the country. India needs many of its. the other thousands will be ready soon.
The patients affected with COVID-19 or lung damage are put in a ventilator so that they can easily provide the oxygen and mix of air to the artificially so that they ventilator critically assist lung function.
"The mixing process that we have come up with has parallels to those in gas turbines and industrial burners, where the ratio of fuel and oxidizer is carefully controlled, says team member Pratikash Panda, Assistant Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
The team developing flow a flow rate sensor, that monitors the flow of air to the patient lungs. for scratch.
Team member Duvvuri Subrahmanyam, Assistant Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering said"By using fundamental concepts of fluid and gas dynamics, we are able to accurately estimate and control the pressure, volume, and oxygen concentration of the air delivered to the patient,"
The Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients will be the most effective weapon to fight against COVID-19.
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