DRDO Develops SpO2 Based “Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System”

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) launches the SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System. It will be useful for soldiers in extreme high-altitude areas.

About DRDO’s Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System:
  • Purpose: The system delivers supplemental oxygen based on the SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) levels. Thus, it prevents the person from going into a state of Hypoxia.
    • Hypoxia is a state in which the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues is inadequate to fulfil all the energy requirements of the body.
  • Developed by:  Defence Bio-Engineering & ElectroMedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bengaluru of DRDO
  • Significance: This system will also be helpful in the current Covid-19 pandemic. It is useful for household care for moderate Covid patients for Oxygen flow therapy.
Key Features of the System:
  • The system has been indigenously developed. It has dual qualities of being robust & cheap.
  • Further, this system reads the blood oxygen saturation levels of the subject from a wrist-worn pulse oximeter. After that, the system delivers the required oxygen.
  • Moreover, the system can function at extreme altitudes featuring low barometric pressures, low temperatures, and humidity.
  • The system also has software safety checks in the system to ensure the functional reliability of the system in field conditions.

Source: PIB


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