CPAP Device - Jivan Vayu

A CPAP machine raises the air pressure in your throat, preventing your airway from collapsing when you breathe in.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 16, 2021 12:19:50 pm

16 June 2021 Current Affairs:The nation's first power-free CPAP device, Jivan Vayu, was developed by IIT Ropar.

Highlights:
♦ Jivan Vayu can be used in place of CPAP machines. 
♦ It is India's first such device that works without electricity and is compatible with both types of oxygen generation units, such as O2 cylinders and oxygen pipelines in hospitals. 
♦ These features are not available in existing CPAP machines.
♦ This leak-proof, low-cost CPAP delivery system, "Jivan Vayu," meets all medically required parameters and is designed for a 22mm CPAP closed circuit tube.
♦ It can even be tailored to the size of the tube.
♦ Because it can operate during power outages, it can be used to transport a patient safely.
♦ This device is now ready for medical testing and mass production.

About Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP):
♦ Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) employs a machine to assist a person suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in breathing more easily while sleeping.
♦ A CPAP machine raises the air pressure in your throat, preventing your airway from collapsing when you breathe in.
♦ CPAP is a form of positive airway pressure (PAP) ventilation in which a constant pressure level above atmospheric pressure is continuously applied to a person's upper respiratory tract.
♦ The use of positive pressure may be done to prevent upper airway collapse.
 
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