Coimbatore Student Startups makes a low cost Ventilator by Re-engineering
04/07/2020

Coimbatore Student Startups makes a low cost Ventilator by Re-engineering, prototyped a ventilator with all electronic features for just l?ess than Rs. 25000

Online PR News – 07-April-2020 – April 7, Coimbatore,India – With the extreme thirst of the world focussed on ICU Oxygen Ventilators (which are life savers in COVID 19 disaster), world demand for those overshoots production by 500% to 1000%. Student startup JK Data Systems Incubated in AIC Raise, Supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and students of Rathinam Group of Institutions, Coimbatore has prototyped a ventilator with all electronic features for just less than Rs. 25000. The product is to be tested in ESI hospital in Coimbatore.
The student startup companies of Mr. Karthik S, Mr. Gowtham Santhakumar and team along with support of Bio-Medical and Computer Science department of Rathinam College has built this product which has the potential of solving the huge demand for these in India and abroad. This ventilator is made with an re-engineered design of an international open source ventilator project. The students started this project by March 22 and came up with the prototype in 4 days. This Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing ventilator ( IPPV) is now ready for testing and they have got permission from ESI to test.
This device consists of monitoring and control of the tidal volume, breath per minute, inspiration expiration ratio adjustments. It is also enhanced with pressure, flow and oxygen monitoring systems. Since the device is made with optimal design and features to control its operations, the team hopes that the ventilator will help many patients in our nation. After the testing, the device will seek license from Governments for production in volumes.
Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal, Senior Manager at the AIC Raise, sees it differently. He’s been advising the team, to help them fine-tune a device that automates IPPV. The current design is really far from a product you’d want in a medical environment, But we are trying to make it as better as we can use in the pandemic crisis. The team’s 25000INR design, which they plan to make open-source to encourage others to duplicate it, is ready for testing on COVID-19 patients once it clears legal review, its designers say.

About AIC RAISE :
AIC RAISE is India's first Startup Incubation Centre focusing on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals established by Rathinam Group of Institutions under the prestigious Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog, Govt. of India. AIC RAISE is creating a holistic ecosystem for social start-ups for maximizing profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal at +91 7708019222 , or email ebin@aicraise.com .