ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre has developed 3 types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.

  • The three ventilators have been named as Prana, VaU and Svasta while oxygen cylinder has been named as Shwaas.
  • All these are user-friendly and fully automated along with touch-screen specifications. It meets all safety standards.
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre will transfer the Technology for commercial production of these 3 ventilators and oxygen concentrator.
  • The Ventilators are likely to be priced around Rs 1 lakh as compared to mini conventional ventilators which are priced around Rs 5 lakh.

Prana, VaU, Svasta and Shwaas

  • Prana ventilator: It will deliver respiratory gas to patient by automated compression of Ambu bag
  • Svasta ventilator: It will work without electric power
  • VaU: It is a low-cost ventilator similar to commercial high-end ventilators in use.
  • Shwaas oxygen cylinder: It is capable of supplying 10 litres of enriched oxygen per minute and is adequate for two patients at a time. It enhances oxygen gas content by selectively separating nitrogen gas from ambient air through Pressure Swing Adsorption. The Pressure Swing Adsorption is commonly used for production of oxygen from the air.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The major space research centre that focuses on rocket and space vehicles for satellite programmes in India and It is located in Trivandrum, Kerala. It was renamed in honour of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai who is known as father of Indian space program.

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