First of its kind indigenous intelligent ventilator launched in Hyderabad | Hyderabad...

First of its kind indigenous intelligent ventilator launched in Hyderabad | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Start-up mentored by Hyderabad Security Cluster (a Government of Telangana initiative) had developed smart ventilators that are integrated with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with the help of experts from across the globe that have brought to the table a culmination of inputs by scientists, medical experts, innovators and engineers.
Speaking at the virtual launch, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary IT and industries government of Telangana said, “What is happening today is a very good example of Atmanirbhar India. When the Covid -19 pandemic broke out in March, our government also realized that ventilators will be very important in controlling the spread of the pandemic and we realized that we are in a huge deficit. We also found out that there is hardly any local manufacturing happening and there was a mad scramble to procure ventilators. We also tried to import ventilators. At that time each ventilator’s cost was around Rs 5 lakh. Given the ingenuity of the Indian innovators, there is a tenfold decrease in price now. While lot of innovation of basic ventilators has happened, what Leven has done is a step ahead of what has been happening in the last 3-4 months in terms of this indigenous development. While others are just ventilator support, but the advantage of Leven it has also brought in a very strong dose of technology into it and the fact that there is a AI layer which also helps capture lot of patient data & user data. This data is utilized in taking decisions about medical intervention that gives an edge over other regular ventilators,”
Three models of the Leven ventilators including – SmartVentilator, C5 Covid-19 Ventilator and ICU Ventilator- were launched in the city on Sunday by Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary IT and Industries Department, Anjana Sinha, IG South Sector CISF.
Speaking about the motivation behind the innovation Zaki Qureshey, Founding Father and CEO HSC, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Leven Medical said, “With the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic, the acute shortage of medical infrastructure in the country was brought to the fore and with it we saw some heart wrenching news of human tragedy. As a response, we started developing the smart ventilator and kept on adding features to bring about solutions to emerging problems as the pandemic unfolded. For instance when we saw that doctors and medical professionals were few in number and hesitant to go near critical patients, we thought of adding a remote monitoring feature into the machine. With it a doctor can monitor and attend to a patient in case of an emergency even while he is having his lunch or has reached back home. Then we added a tracking software to allow contact tracing and monitoring of patients. The product has developed and integrated 10 different functions into the system. While our ventilators and the proprietary software can be integrated into the hospital management system and into an entire state’s healthcare system, these have been designed keeping in mind the post Covid scenario too.”
Meanwhile the ventilator prototypes were tested and integrated at the hospital at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), Hyderabad. “I suggest to put some of the ventilators to the government facilities to see the viability. It is going to be a huge technology asset to our country and our neighbours,” said Anjana Sinha, IG South Sector CISF and founding member HSC.
Speaking about the innovation, Prashant Gupta, Head Solutions Asia Pac VERIZON, one of the founding fathers, HSC said, “With this cost and this innovation, ventilators can be taken even to the remotest of rural areas, villages and to the masses for whom it is currently inaccessible. While the world is talking about innovation, the team has done a great job around protecting privacy of individual data, giving AI insights of exact trends and future predictions. We are the first ones to incorporate latest technologies into ventilators.”
Pandemic data is on the hit list of cyber attackers and is considered to be a mine for future research and policy making. “The ongoing pandemic data is what countries, organizations, and companies will be looking at for several years to come in terms of research and development. For a country like India which has large numbers in terms of patients and poor infrastructure, data collection becomes essential. However, collecting data is only the first step. Like oil in the ground, it needs to be located, collected, refined, packaged, and distributed to be useful,” said Prof. Solomon Darwin, Executive Director: Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and mentor for the project.



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