Students from RoboVITics, VIT, have designed and manufactured 3D printed prototypes of spare parts of medical equipment and PPEs to fight COVID-19
One such prototype includes the design of low-cost spare valves for ventilators and face-shields for the first responders of the pandemic. The ventilator valves can split a single ventilator supply for 2 patients simultaneously, reducing the stress on the supply chain logistics of ventilators. Each valve costs INR 27 using polylactic acid (PLA). The headbands of the face shields are re-usable, and it costs merely INR 19 as compared to the market price of INR 150.
They have also designed a peripheral for existing drones which can be used to remotely disinfect a targeted indoor area using rack and pinion mechanism costing only INR 100.
RobiVITics team has come forward in this challenging time hoping to help the medical community fight the pandemic.