GoI to provide “Mass Manufacturing Ready” hardware and software for free
On April 9, 2020, the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) tied up with Bharat Electronics Limited to develop mass manufacturing technologies (hardware and software). The technologies are to focus on production of medical devices. These technologies after creation are to be transferred to companies free of cost.
On the lines of mass manufacturing, the tie up has helped mitigate COVID-19 through its two recent innovations. They are Digital IR Thermometers and Oxygen Enrichment Unit.
Digital IR Thermometer
The Digital Infra-Red Thermometer developed is now available as open source. The design of the thermometer, its mass manufacturing ready software and hardware have been made available for free all over India
Oxygen Enrichment Units
The critical need of COVID-19 patients are their oxygen requirements as their lungs are compromised. The Tie-up has developed oxygen enrichment units that will increase the concentration of oxygen in the air to 38% to 40%. The technologies use to build these units are also available for free for the manufacturers to launch mass production.
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