ISRO develops three types of ventilators

Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation has developed three types of ventilators and has come forward to transfer the technology to industry for clinical usage as the country battles the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A low-cost and portable critical care ventilator, ‘Prana’ (‘Programmable Respiratory Assistance for the Needy Aid’) is based on the automated compression of an Ambu (Artificial Manual Breathing Unit) bag.

The first and second waves of Covid-19 have affected the schedule of the core space-related activities at ISRO, but, its scientists have been immensely contributing to the country’s fight against the pandemic by developing crucial medical equipment such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators etc.


NT Bureau