Categories :
Integration Design

Company / University :
National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Designer :
Siddharth UR

Forty-five farmers commit suicide every day in India, most of them by poisoning, yet there is no immediate treatment available in Indian villages. SURVIVE is first if it’s kind to completely automate gastric lavage process for the village use case scenario to drastically reduce the time & efforts of the treatment where every second is very crucial to save the patient’s life. SURVIVE makes life-saving accessible in remote areas. This device could be used in ambulances, City hospitals & especially in a village use case scenario for emergency suicidal cases which can be used by rural health workers for immediate rescue. When compared to a traditional gastric lavage process which takes up to 30-45 mins but SURVIVE could finish the same in 2-5 mins, relative to the seriousness of the patient. SURVIVE requires very minimal training to use. So that anyone with very little training like even the rural healthcare worker could use this product in emergency situations! The product comes with an automatic cutoff mechanism and speed control so that important settings could be customized.