The design for our prototype emulates a concept formulated by MIT. This project is among various others we have been inspired to venture upon through the partnership we formed with the esteemed institution in 2019.
The ventilator can be wholly manufactured here at home in Bangladesh, as all the materials needed for production can be sourced locally; as a result, the production cost is significantly reasonable - the production cost for the ventilator will range from BDT 15,000 to BDT 20,000.
The design presently awaits to be sent to the concerned authorities for approval. Upon receiving the approval, TigerIT Bangladesh Ltd. will put up 500 units of the ventilator as a donation and can produce more, as needed. We will also share the design, free of cost, with those interested in manufacturing it.
Immense gratitude is due to Sajjadul Hakim, Vice President of Software & Services, TigerIT, and to Md. Redwan Hasan, Mechatronics Engineer, Software & Services, TigerIT, who, along with their team, have worked relentlessly over the past few weeks to develop this prototype. The great urgency and swiftness with which they've completed this project are commendable.