AirBridge Ventilator | UPSC

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AirBridge Ventilator | UPSC


COVID-19: Researchers develop portable, battery-operated ventilator

      WHY IN NEWS:

Demand for ventilators has been rising due to COVID-19 disease.

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The demand for ventilators across the country has increased due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. 


AirBridge Ventilator | UPSC

The device, called AirBridge, works as a bridge for a few hours to a few days before conventional ventilation is provided.


Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Kerala developed an Emergency Breathing Assist System (EBAS) called AirBridge.


  • The portable, battery-operated and user-friendly device can be used for ventilator support during COVID-19-related and other emergency situations.
  • It can be used in hospital wards, when patients are being transported in ambulances and in small hospitals that do not have central oxygen supply systems and rely on oxygen cylinders.
  • The device is not a replacement for a mechanical ventilator.
  • It works as a bridge for a few hours to a few days before conventional mechanical ventilation can be provided.
The device has been certified by Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

AirBridge was declared ready for commercial production and jointly launched by SCTIMST and Wipro 3D through video conference July 7, 2020.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | AirBridge Ventilator | UPSC

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