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ISRO DEVELOPS 3 COST-EFFECTIVE VENTILATORS, OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR

ISRO DEVELOPS 3 COST-EFFECTIVE VENTILATORS, OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR

Context

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), has developed three different types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.

Details

  • Based on designs, features and specifications, ISRO has named them, Prana, VaU and Svasta.
    • Prana : To deliver respiratory gas to the patient by automated compression of an Ambu bag.
    • Svasta : To work without electric power.
    •  VaU : low-cost ventilator equivalent to commercially available high-end ventilators.
  • It has also developed a portable medical oxygen concentrator called Shwaas, which is capable of supplying 10 litre enriched oxygen per minute and adequate for two patients at a time.
  • It enhances the oxygen gas content by selectively separating the nitrogen gas from ambient air through Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) which is commonly used for production of oxygen from air.

About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

  • Space agency under the Department of Space of Government of India.
  • Headquarter : Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Vision : To harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.
  • Established: 15 August 1969
  • Chairman: K.Sivan.

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