A 25 year old Robotics Engineer Diwakar Vaish has collaborated with A Neuro scientist Dr Deepak Agrawal at the famous AIIMS, (All India Institute Of Medical Science) Delhi to develop the smallest and most inexpensive Pocket Ventilator !
The Ventilator is 450 times smaller than a conventional Ventilator, looks like a Mobile phone and can be slipped into a pocket.
It does not require Oxygen cylinder/s to function as it runs on atmospheric air and operates both on power and battery with an almost nil operational cost.
It is controlled by an Android app which adjusts the air supply to match the normal breathing pattern of the patient.
An earlier portable Ventilator also pushes in air but does so at a fixed frequency not necessarily matching the person’s breathing pattern leading to a non-optimum oxygen saturation.
An FDA approved disposable ventilator is also available but has a shelf life of only about 4 weeks !
Currently India faces a huge shortage of Ventilator beds for critically ill patients as well as interrupted power supply for the functioning of Ventilators.
This marvellous venture will provide an affordable option for families to buy portable Ventilators to use at home, as well as the ability to be used in remote areas where power supply is greatly reduced.
The expected cost after the Clinical trails and approvals is set to be only 15,000 to 20,000 Indian Rupees…
A huge applause to them both for developing this highly beneficial and needed Medical Marvel !