CHENNAI: Having learned of the serious pandemic situation in India, the faculty of the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, which has partnered with the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science since 2018, offered to do donation of one million euros of equipment and kits such in the form of oximeters, oxygen concentrators, FFP medical masks and protection kits which will soon be distributed to communities affected by Covid near the village of Padur , where HITS is located.
To fight the pandemic, HITS has also taken initiatives.
- Drishyam 4.0: A project, using drones, designed by HITS and Orient Flights in association with the Aviation Society of India to support the police department in surveillance, monitoring and crowd control, during the lockdown.
- The HITS Automation and Robotics Center has created Sevili, a proprietary service robot programmed to monitor patients infected with Covid. Sevili robots are currently deployed at Rajiv Gandhi government hospital, Chennai and Chengalpattu. Sevili is able to come to the isolation ward to deliver food, medicine and other essentials. It facilitates remote communication between medical staff and quarantined patients via video / audio.
The Center for Automation and Robotics (ANRO), HITS, has developed a Motorized Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) called Suzhali that provides affordable protection against harmful viral and bacterial infections for frontline medical professionals; especially when working inside intensive care units for long hours.
- The Hindustan group of institutions together with Dr KCG Verghese Charitable have contributed immensely by carrying out various relief activities for the welfare of needy communities in South India. Hindustan Covid Camps reached over 5,000 families distributing essential groceries like rice, dal and other medical supplies and kits. The camp has been successfully set up at various locations in and around Chennai and Chengalpattu districts.