Project Praana Indigenous ventilator developed by IISc

Project Praana Indigenous ventilator developed by IISc

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Project Praana Indigenous ventilator developed by IISc

When?

  • On April 1, 2020

Who developed this Project Praana Indigenous ventilator?

  • Scientists and students of the Bengaluru Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Objective?

  • To help patients with lung damage due to COVID-19 infection as a ventilator is a lifeline for the patients.

Project Praana Indigenous ventilator Need?

  • About 0.06% of the population will need critical care with access to ventilators.
  • With a population of 125 crores, this may require ventilator access to 75,000 patients.

Key Highlights:

  • Ventilators developed to avoid a shortage of internationally imported components( pneumatic and electronic hardware, sensors & actuators) that will halt the mass production of ventilators in the country.
  • Designed using components readily available or made in India, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency & can be used free of cost.
  • The prototype contains mass flow sensors and controllers that accurately tell how much oxygen flows and how much the patient is breathing in a breath.
  • Pneumatics is built around mass-produced water filtration hardware & the control system is built around an open source industrial controller.

Team Head:

  • Associate Professor Gaurab Banerjee

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