AU - SANITIZER

AU SANITIZER Developed by a research team comprises of Dr. K. Sankaran, Professor of Eminence, UPE & National Networking Consultant, NHHID, Anna University, Dr. S. Muttan, Professor & Coordinator, NHHID, Anna University & Mr. V. Lakshmanan, Technical Assistant. While other hand sanitizers could destroy the outer layer of the virus, the speciality of this sanitizer is that it could destroy the nucleic acid of the Virus leading to its permanent destruction.

AU - SANITIZER (NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA P-2, 17-04-2020)
AU - SANITIZER (NEWS ARTICLE IN NEWS 7 CHANNEL)
 
AU - REUSABLE FACE MASK

The general public is wearing single-use masks to protect themselves from COVID-19. The single-use masks are not biodegradable and pose a risk of infection. So, a team of researchers from Anna University came up with reusable masks with better filtration efficiency at affordable prices. While single-use masks are costing around 30, the reusable mask will be available at 25 or 30, which can be washed and reused up to 20 times.

Professor S Subramanian from the department of textile technology, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University said, “The efficiency of the mask is far greater to pure spun-bonded non-woven mask. An in-house particle count-based measurement showed 30% filtration efficiency at 0.3-micron level and 80% efficiency above 2 microns. We used a polyester pile fabric after testing more than 300 materials for filtering efficiency after multiple washes. This material balances both filtration efficiency and breathability.” The mask can be washed with any soap and dried in sunlight.

Single-use masks don’t really do well when you sweat. The cotton maks absorb and retain moisture whereas these polyester masks don’t retain moisture. The material causes moisture to evaporate,” he said. The reusable mask is thicker compared to single-use mask available in the market. “Though it is thicker, it allows air to pass through the material while filtering. It was chosen after air permeability tests,” he said. “The university has sent out the first batch of reusable masks to the health department. The university currently does not have a large manufacturing capacity and we have to tie up with manufacturing units for mass production. We are willing to collaborate with any agency if they want reusable masks in large numbers,” said M K Surappa, vice-chancellor, Anna University. The university is planning to improve the mask by reducing the thickness and increasing its filtering efficiency.

AU - REUSABLE FACE MASK (NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA P-2, 30-03-2020)
AU - SMART THERMOMETER

A team of engineers and doctors including Dr.Senthil Velan, K Gopinath, K Omprakash and Dr Nehru, Professor S.Muttan, Coordinator, NHHID and professor K Sankaran, network consultant of NHHID. has developed a Bluetooth-enabled fever thermometer to get the details like temperature and location of patients to map fever clusters.

When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it turns out not much is simple. Not even fever.

Yes, it's clear that a fever, along with fatigue and a dry cough, is a hallmark of the infection. But how high, exactly, is too high? What should you do if your temperature spikes? How do you know when you need medical help?

According to the US National Library of Medicine, the average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). But some studies have shown that the ‘normal’ body temperature can have a wide range — from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) is most often presumed to be fever caused by an infection or illness. The human body temperature also normally changes throughout the day.

The pattern of symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19. Around 99% of the patients developed a high temperature, while more than half experienced fatigue and a dry cough. About a third also experienced muscle pain and difficulty breathing.

A smart thermometer could help forecast coronavirus hot spots faster. A digital "smart" thermometer and a paired phone (mobile) app is enabling to take people temperature data from across the state and provide real-time information into emerging COVID-19 hot spots. This heat map from software indicates a recent increase in fevers in some part of state that preceded a rise in coronavirus cases.

The early results in mapping data from across the state could be important in helping healthcare department and potentially government agencies identify areas where there's a higher-than-expected concentration of people with fevers – one of the leading indicators of infection with the COVID-19 virus.

In addition to the body temperature mobile app has facility to store and send the other vital information of the people such as.

• Headache with stiff neck

• Severe coughing or vomiting '

• Pain taking a deep breath or difficulty breathing.

AU - SMART THERMOMETER (NEWS ARTICLE IN Thanthi TV CHANNEL)
 
AU - DHAKSHA DRONE
AU - VENTILATOR

 

Developed at the Product Realization Centre of NHHID at IISc by Dr. Dinesh's group. With a Zeolite baked Oxygen concentrator having developed by another group promoted by NHHID, we'll have a standalone automated Ventilator, the first of its kind totally indigenous prototype on mobile platform. All parts are procured locally.
BHEL has ordered for production of Air Oxygen blender to nice neotech . This company was one of the manufacturer of transport incubators,phototherapy and respiratory devices for the past 20years.
Airblender was used as part of respiratory devices. We tested flow and purity of oxygen to nice neotech company.

AU - VENTILATOR (ARTICLE in Social Media)
 
AU - VENTILATOR SPLITTER