April 10 2020: Inali, a Madhya Pradesh-based non-profit organization creating assistive health care products, has developed a smart ventilator using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. The ventilator can be quickly manufactured and deployed for emergency use. The development took less than eight days.
Using cloud-based digital applications, Inali engaged with this community of experts and innovators in real time – no matter their location – leveraging collective intelligence to rapidly design a 3D model of the smart ventilator, engineer it, simulate its function, and manufacture and validate a prototype. The smart ventilator was designed to identify performance metrics for parameters such as air velocity and air pressure that are needed to function, and adjust its operating parameters accordingly, as well as to identify the appropriate oxygen level for an individual patient and the safety metrics required for reliable and safe use.
The Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is an open innovation laboratory and startup accelerator program dedicated to nurturing and empowering disruptive projects and transforming society
Ventilators play a key role in treating patients suffering from COVID-19.
As the number of cases rise, India risks running short of ventilators and the imported parts needed to manufacture them.Inali’s smart ventilator was designed to be manufactured locally and quickly with readily available parts, to help meet demand by hospitals and government agencies cost-effectively.
Inali will publish the complete smart ventilator design and manufacturing details as open source information that can be downloaded by anyone to manufacture in their area.