Since past one year our healthcare workers are taking care of the country seemingly trying to help the country be safe from the grapple of the deadliest man manipulated virus and keeping everyone safe.
In this fight between the virus and life doctors, healthcare workers have to wear protective kits in order to keep themselves save makes it challenging to perform their duty due to lack of ventilation, it is hot and humid within the PPE suit.
To provide some relief for these healthcare warriors Nihaal Singh Adarsh, a second year engineering student of K J Somaiya College of Engineering, developed an air filtration device which can be attached like a belt to a PPE kit to relieve doctors and health care workers the hot and humid conditions within the PPE suit.
Named ‘Cov-Tech’, the compact and frugal innovation is a ventilation system for PPE kits, bringing much-needed relief for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 battle.
Cov-Tech ventilation system It takes the surrounding air, filters it and pushes it into the PPE suit by creating a steady airflow inside.
The design of the ventilation system ensures a complete air seal from the PPE kit, Nihaal said, adding it provides a breeze of fresh air to the user in a gap of just 100 seconds.
Nihaal said that he made it only to provide relief to her mother Dr Poonam Kaur Adarsh, who is a doctor and has been treating Covid-19 patients at Adarsh clinic, Pune, a clinic she herself runs.
The first batch of the product is already out, with around 30-40 units which will be delivered as trial units to doctors and NGOs across the country. The next batch of around 100 units is also under production.
The design serves two purposes. First it keeps the health workers well-ventilated, while preventing bodily discomfort and second it keeps them safe from various fungal infections.
The system comes with a lithium-ion battery which lasts for 6 to 8 hours.