IIT Ropar develops Airway Pressure device ‘Jivan Vayu', delivers high flow Oxygen upto 60 L/m

IIT Ropar develops power free Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device ‘Jivan Vayu’. It can deliver high flow oxygen upto 60 Litres Per Minute, said Dr Khushboo Rakha, Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT Ropar.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 15, 2021 09:07 IST
IIT Ropar develops Airway Pressure device ‘Jivan Vayu', delivers high flow Oxygen upto 60 L/m
IIT Ropar develops oxygen device name Jivan Vayu, Photo: Twitter

IIT Ropar has developed power free Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device ‘Jivan Vayu’. The device can deliver high flow oxygen up to 60 Litres Per Minute, said Dr. Khushboo Rakha, Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Ropar. ‘Jivan Vayu’ can be used as a substitute for CPAP machines and uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open for easy breathing. This machine functions even without electricity and is adapted to both, O2 cylinders and oxygen pipelines.

The device can deliver high flow oxygen while maintaining a FiO2, Fraction of Inspired Oxygen is the concentration of oxygen in the gas mixture of 40% with a PEEP (positive end-expiratory pressure) of up to 20cm H2O (water).

"We felt an urgent need to develop such a device after we saw a high number of Covid patients succumbing due to the lack of oxygen," she added.

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