In Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar, Students Develop Device For Easy Glucose Bottle Refill At Hospitals


Last Updated: February 27, 2024, 13:03 IST

A sensor will be installed in the glucose container that the students designed.

A sensor will be installed in the glucose container that the students designed.

Geethapriya and Jacinda are receiving training in 40 schools within the district thanks to the support of the India Bank Learning Links Foundation.

When administering glucose to hospitalised patients, onlookers should typically keep a close eye on the glucose bottle and replenish it as soon as it runs empty. If not, the patient’s vein can allow blood to enter the glucose bottle due to the vacuum inside. Subsequently, the patient’s vein is filled with air from the bottle. This could put the patient’s life in peril. This is the reason it is important to stay with the patient and administer extreme caution. If the onlookers’ attention sways, it can prove to be dangerous for the patient.

However, the solution to the problem lies in the creatively genius minds of two Virudhunagar students named Geethapriya and Jacinda. Under the Atal Tinkering Lab project of the central government, Geethapriya and Jacinda, who attend Devangar Girls High School in Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar district, are receiving training in 40 schools within the district thanks to the support of the India Bank Learning Links Foundation.

With their intensive training, they have come up with a solution for the glucose bottle problem. A sensor will be installed in the glucose container that the students designed. It detects the amount of glucose in the bottle of glucose. The patient is not disturbed by the low-volume warning that sounds when the glucose falls below a predetermined level. In this manner, the patient’s companion is aware of this and can cut the glucose supply. If the room is empty, maybe a light in front of it will flash to alert passersby. The hospital reception area alarm goes off if no one shows up.

Through this, patients will be informed as to which room will run out of glucose through a warning light that will be visible from the reception area and will provide the number of each room. This allows you to change the patient’s glucose bottle and enter the room whose number is illuminated.

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