A neurosurgeon (Deepak Agrawal) and a robot scientist (Diwakar Vaish) originally partnered together to build a toaster sized ventilator for India’s poor.

Priced at $2000, the AgVa ventilator is about a fifth of the price of a conventional ventilator. Production of AgVa’s portable ventilator has shot up from 500 a month to 20,000.

“In case you want to convert a hotel into an ICU, you can simply put this device and start working as it doesn’t require other infrastructure”

– Diwakar Vaish.

You can read more about the story on Japan Times.

(picture source Japan Times)