Jivan Vayu is a device developed by IIT, Ropar as an alternative to the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP is a medical treatment used by those people suffering from sleep apnea – clinical condition involving difficulty in breathing while asleep. This treatment is critical during the early stage of COVID-19 infection. It reduces lung damage and help recover from inflationary effects.
The device, Jivan Vayu, was manufactured using 3D printing. It does not require electricity and can support both kinds of oxygen generation units – oxygen cylinders and oxygen pipelines – in medical facilities.