COVID-19: NIT-Durgapur builds artificial breathing device


By: PTI | Kolkata |

Published: April 13, 2020 8:57:58 pm

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With an increase in demand for ventilators in view of the coronavirus outbreak, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur in West Bengal has made a easy automated artificial breathing device, a high official of the institute stated on Monday.

The indigenously-built Artificial Manual Breathing Unit (AMBU) has undergone a “successful clinical trial on a small scale in the initial stage”, NIT Durgapur Director Anupam Basu advised PTI.

After conducting additional scientific trials on a much bigger scale, the institute will take into consideration referring the device to healthcare services to be used by sufferers, he stated.

The scientific trials are being carried out in collaboration with skilled docs, who’re consultants to challenge ‘Pranesh’, Basu stated.

“The AMBU can be called a simplified ventilator in which the volume of oxygen can be controlled uniformly through automation,” he stated.

The AMBU performs automated pumping of oxygen for sufferers, Basu stated. He stated such a device might be required even in major well being care sooner or later.

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