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Proposal Number: 7781

Domain: Healthcare

Theme(s): Assistive technologies for disabled

Supporting Central Government Agency: Indian Council of Medical Research

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 304.00

Principal Investigator: Prof. Prasanta Kumar Das

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Co-Investigators:
Prof. S. Sen ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. S. Paul ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof A. Roy Chowdhury ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. C. S. Kumar ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. I. Ghosh ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. A. Mitra ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. A. K. Das ,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
S. Maiti ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Domain: Healthcare

Project Title

Development of a Cost Effective Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) with Centrifugal Mechanical Circulator, Drive System and Associated Control

Project Images

Image Caption:Schematic of LVAD (Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 28.1 (2012): 101)

Web Abstract

Considering the complicacies of transplantation, its cost and acute scarcity of the organ, many believe that LVAD will be a solution for tomorrow for a large number of heart ailments. It definitely promises enhanced life span and improved life style.

The project entitled "Development of a Cost Effective Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) with Centrifugal Mechanical Circulator, Drive System, and Associated Control" proposes to design, develop and build a centrifugal mechanical circulator, its drive system, and control. Further, it aims to assemble them into a laboratory based model for left ventricular assist device. Emphasis will be given to the restriction of weight, volume, power, cost, reliability and biocompatibility. The aim is the indigenous development of LVAD with inputs from diverse field- fluid mechanics, hemodynamics, electrical machine and control cardiology, material science and manufacturing with an emphasis to cost reduction.