Project Praana Indigenous ventilator developed by IISc
- On April 1, 2020
Who developed this Project Praana Indigenous ventilator?
- Scientists and students of the Bengaluru Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
- 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.
- 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.
- Associate Professor Gaurab Banerjee