Team led by IIT-Bombay student develops Ruhdaar, a low-cost mechanical ventilator

  • A team from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, NIT Srinagar and Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Awantipora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir has developed “Ruhdaar,” a low-cost ventilator using locally available materials. This invention will solve the problem of the ventilator, which is the primary requirement to treat COVID-19 patients, as the high-end ventilators used in hospitals cost in lakhs of rupees.



  • Ruhdaar provides necessary functionalities that can provide adequate breathing support necessary to save the life of a critically ill COVID-19 patient.
  • The prototype cost around Rs.10,000, which can get reduced during mass production.
  • The ventilator can be used to control the basic parameters such as tidal volume, Breaths per Minute, and Inspiratory: Expiratory Ratio.

It can also monitor pressure continuously during its operation

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