Bangalore: Wipro 3D has commenced production and commercialisation of Wipro Chitra AirBridge, a battery backed Emergency Breathing Assist System to bridge the gap of ventilators. GenWorks Health will market the product to 635 districts of India.
AirBridge, a battery backed Emergency Breathing Assistance System, is developed by Wipro 3D in collaboration with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST). AirBridge, is specifically aimed at patients that need breathing assistance, but do not have access to a ventilator support, including COVID patients Wipro Chitra AirBridge can be used to support patients from few hours to few days and can work anywhere including in remote places and during transportation of patients where continuous electricity supply is a challenge.
“These unusual conditions have presented a need to democratise access to affordable healthcare, more specifically breathing assistance devices. We have in AirBridge,a good balance of capability to offer wide range of use cases, cost efficiency and operability that can offer an excellent solution to address respiratory distress especially Covid-19 patients,” said Ajay Parikh, Vice President & Business Head,Wipro 3D.
“We are very happy to assist healthcare providers in the country with this affordable, life saving device that can ensure every patient gets emergency breathing support –anywhere,” said S Ganesh Prasad, MD & CEO, GenWorks Health.
Wipro Chitra AirBridge EBAS is not a replacement for mechanical ventilators used in the treatment of Covid patients or patients that require respiratory support. It is designed to provide short term breathing support to patients who are waiting for ventilation support including in transportation of patient to hospital. Wipro Chitra AirBridge is easy to use and can be used by technicians or nurses with minimal training in the absence of an intensivist. It is an affordable device with minimal operating costs. The device can be used in any setting where breathing assistance is needed –in an ambulance, intra-hospital transport of patients, post-operative patients or for patients with acute breathing difficulties.
‘While managing a maternity center, it is very important to adopt technology, particularly when you’re dealing with two lives. More so in the current times of uncertainty, solutions that are easy to use and don’t need availability of experts 24/7 is crucial. The Airbridge EBAS is one such device for the labor room –affordable, accessible and life-saving. I see this as a simple solution that can solve a lot of problems when it comes to emergency breathing assistance,” said Dr Shubhada Kalvit,Consultant Gynecologist & Infertility specialist at Kalvit Nursing home & Test tube baby center, Bilaspur.
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