University students and academics are always timely and innovative people who use their knowledge and skills. The University of Sri Jayewardenepura is also a haven for fresh and creative students.
- P. D. S. Ashan Kumara, a second year Mechatronics student at the Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technology has developed a prototype of an innovative Ventilator during this critical time of the COVID 19 pandemic.
- The Centre for Dengue Research at the very onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, initiated PCR testing for the SARS-CoV2 as it was of national importance to do so. Since identification of the first Sri Lankan patient on the 10th of March, they have currently carried out approximately 5000 PCR tests. Dedicated team of scientists have been working all seven days, late into the night, in order to provide such a service.
- Also the Ventilator has capability of working under safety features to prevent barotrauma and it also powered with web based remote controlling system to change parameters of ventilator and monitor the states of patient. Web based remote monitoring system will be really effective for the state like COVID-19 pandemic. Students are working on this project to develop it to further more. The ” Medulla” is the second prototype of well functioned ventilator developed by the Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura to validate the technical feasibility of manufacturing well perform ventilator in Sri Lanka to fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Ishan Sachintha, a student of the Faculty of technical science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and his team have volunteered to print these 3D FACE SHIELDS using a self-made 3D printer. Once printed, these FACE SHIELDS will be donated to any hospital as needed. Furthermore they are hoping to take the support from other people for this project if they have 3D printing machines.
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