IIT Roorkee develops low-cost portable ventilator to tackle COVID-19
IIT Roorkee has developed a low-cost portable ventilator that can be useful to ensure the survival of COVID-19 patients. Named as 'Prana-Vayu,' the closed-loop ventilator is developed in collaboration with AIIMS, Rishikesh, and is equipped with state-of-the-art features. The ventilator is based on the controlled operation of the prime mover to deliver the required amount of air to the patient.
The automated process controls the pressure and flow rates in the inhalation and exhalation lines. Besides, the ventilator has feedback that can control tidal volume and breaths per minute.