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DRDO launched SpO2 based Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System

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    Science & Technology
  • Published
    26th Apr, 2021

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for the soldiers who are posted at extreme high-altitude areas.

Context

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for the soldiers who are posted at extreme high-altitude areas.

About

About the Devise

  • Developed by: It is developed by Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bengaluru.
  • Functioning: It is an automatic system that delivers supplemental oxygen on the basis of SpO2 levels.
    • It prevents the state of Hypoxia in person, which is fatal in most cases.
    • This system can also prove crucial during the current Covid-19 situation.

Hypoxia

  • It is a situation in which the amount of oxygen which reached the tissues is inadequate to fulfill the energy requirements of the body.
  • This situation also gets replicated in a Covid patient due to the virus infection.
  • Suitability: The system is designed to function at extreme altitudes which have low barometric pressures, low temperatures and humidity.
    • It is a simple to use facility by a common person.
    • It will reduce the workload and exposure time of doctors and paramedics to monitor the SpO2 levels of the patient.

Oxygen levels

  • A pulse oximeter is used to measure the amount of oxygen present in blood.
  • The “SpO2” reading on a pulse oximeter shows the percentage of oxygen in blood.
    • SpO2 is known as Blood oxygen saturation.
    • It is a measure of the amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in the blood relative to the amount of hemoglobin which does not carry oxygen.
  • The normal level of oxygen is usually 95% or higher in a healthy person.
  • In Covid patients, it goes below than this level.
  • A moderate Covid patient requires longtime moderate O2 supply 10Litre/150bar–10kg–1500 litres which can sustain up to 750 minutes.

 

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