LINK: https://iitbombay.webex.com/iitbombay/j.php?MTID=mf8880b4d54d2bdaf0c3a70e0c70c6546 In this webinar we will discuss the design of an open-source low cost bridged ventilator system. The ventilator system was developed using locally sourced parts and is a bridged ventilator with the goal of providing respiratory support to patients who do not need ICU ventilator support. We will discuss the medical science and physics involved in airway ventilation, the scope of the project, the mechanical, hardware and software design of the ventilator system. We will also discuss some of the solved and to-be solved problems during the course of the project and challenges we continue to face with FDA approval process and mass manufacturing.
Amit Rao is a Principal Software Engineer and currently specializes in the development of mobile applications for iOS platforms in the IoT space. He received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay and Master in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati. He was a part of Microsoft Research and Windows Core OS and was part of the team that shipped Windows7, Windows Server products & static analysis technology. His career spans senior engineering roles at Comcast, Intuit, Yahoo, Microsoft, Synopsys and his own company Pixie Bytes. He is currently a technical lead engineer at Amazon Devices (Alexa). Dr. Govind Rajan is an anesthesiologist in Orange, CA and is Clinical Professor/Director of Clinical Affairs at UC Irvine Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and has been in practice for 30 years. He did his medical residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Internship at Michigan State University in Internal Medicine. He specializes in critical care medicine and cardiac anesthesia. He has been one of the leaders of the Bridged Ventilator consortium in the effort to accelerate the development of low cost bridged ventilators and various PPE technologies & patient care options to address the Covid-19 pandemic.