Saans: A neonatal CPAP device
Respiratory distress syndrome in resource constrained settings: A Problem
1.14 million babies die of respiratory distress yearly, yet the majority of these deaths are easily preventable by the application of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Even in a low-income country, a well-designed bubble CPAP improves survival by 24 to 65% (8). Unfortunately, a significant number of newborns and infants do not have access to this technology during transport nor is electricity and skilled manpower widely available at these care centers.
Currently, all neonatal transport CPAP machines (including bubble CPAPs) require electrical power or compressed gases to function – neither of which is easily available in low-resource settings.
Coeo Labs’ product Saans is designed to provide CPAP in resource-constrained settings by following key functions:
1. Multi-Power mode including manual
2. Minimum skill Needed, only 1 attended
3. Aligned with various transport mode in the India
4. User determined Oxygen + Air mixture
5. Passive humidification