IIT-Madras develop affordable respiratory assistance device
Its design was evolved over multiple stages using a rapid product development model where a cross functional team worked with top anaesthesiologists, pulmonologists and intensivists from leading hospitals to integrate clinical inputs into the design.
The TVS group and IIT Madras (IIT-M) have jointly developed a low-cost, automated respiratory assistance device called ‘Sundaram Ventago’ to provide breathing support to patience through controlled and automated squeezing of a self-inflating or Ambu bag. It includes functionalities to control respiratory rate (breaths per minute), tidal volume, pressure parameters and I:E ratios.
‘Sundaram Ventago’ provides physicians a simple and cost-effective option to treat patients with respiratory difficulty in case of shortage of ventilators, and is especially useful in remote areas where ventilator facilities are not available.