ISRO develops 3 Cost-Effective Ventilators

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed three types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.

Highlights

  • 3 ventilators have been named as Prana, VaU and Svasta while oxygen cylinder has been named as Shwaas.
  • All three are user-friendly and fully automated along with touch-screen specifications. It meets all safety standards.
  • VSSC will transfer the Technology for commercial production of these three ventilators and one oxygen concentrator.
  • Ventilators are likely to be priced around ₹1 lakh as compared to mini conventional ventilators which are priced around ₹5 lakh.

About Prana, VaU, Svasta and Shwaas

  • Prana ventilator will deliver respiratory gas to patient by automated compression of Ambu bag
  • Svasta ventilator will work without electric power
  • VaU is a low-cost ventilator similar to commercial high-end ventilators in use.
  • Shwaas oxygen cylinder is capable of supplying 10 litres of enriched oxygen per minute and is adequate for two patients at a time. It enhances oxygen gas content by selectively separating nitrogen gas from ambient air through Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA). PSA is commonly used for production of oxygen from the air.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)

VSSC is a major space research centre that focuses on rocket and space vehicles for satellite programmes in India.  It is located in Trivandrum (Kerala). It was renamed in honour of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai who is known as father of Indian space program.

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