Mumbai Based Startup Develops Ventilation System For PPE Kits, To Help Frontline Health Workers
Health workers may soon be relieved of sweating out long hours in heavy suffocating PPE kits to meet their busy duty schedules. A compact, economical ventilation system for PPE kits developed by a Pune based startup can prevent excessive sweating while wearing such kits.
The ventilation system, when attached with the conventional PPE kits with one simple modification, keeps the health workers' well ventilated preventing not only bodily discomforts but also possible fungal diseases in the body.
The ‘Cov-Tech Ventilation System’ can be fastened over the waist just like a simple belt over which the traditional PPE is worn and can provide comfort to the doctors and medical practitioners working in the hospitals to treat Covid infected patients. The design of the ventilation system ensures a complete air seal from the PPE kit. It provides a breeze of fresh air to the user in a gap of just 100 seconds.
Nihaal Singh Adarsh, an engineering student from Mumbai along with his startup called Watt Technovations, developed the technology called ‘Cov-Tech Ventilation System’ at Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (RIIDL) in Somaiya Vidyavihar University.
It is supported by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The product developed at a state-of-the-art prototyping facility at Dassault Systemes in Pune was finalised as per the medical experts' advice.
“A team of mentors and experts from RIIDL supported the startup and helped them at every stage providing a conducive environment to help the innovator give the best output,” said Gaurang Shetty, chief innovation catalyst at RIIDL.
The result was a compact, portable, and user-friendly device to provide a ventilation system for PPE suits. The Covtech Ventilation system is being used in Sai Sneh hospital, Pune and Lotus Multi- Specialty hospital, Pune and the company plans to scale up the uses by May or June.
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