Article: Indian tech cos join hands to make open source based oxygen concentrators; to be priced at around Rs 40k

Design, Open Health, Open Space

Indian tech cos join hands to make open source based oxygen concentrators; to be priced at around Rs 40k

A group of small and medium Indian technology companies and a defence PSU have joined hands to manufacture oxygen concentrators based on an open source design project Marut, initiated by robotic and automation startup Technido to meet the immediate need of patients and reduce dependency on imports.

According to the companies involved in the project, the oxygen concentrator (OC) with 10 litres per minute flow with purity of above 93 percent and capability to operate round-the-clock can be retailed at about half the price of imported units in the range of Rs 65,000-70,000 per piece.

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Article: Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

Cities, Innovation, Open Space

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

Until recently, city leaders thought of smart technologies primarily as tools for becoming more efficient behind the scenes. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands.

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