AUTOMATIC ENDOSCOPE WASHER

by: Anuj Muktikumar shah

Launched Date on: 23-12-14

Funding Ends: 20-02-15

Automatic Endoscope Washer for disinfecting and cleaning of all kinds of ENDOSCOPES after Endoscopy surgery in minimum time duration.

About Project

STORY

  • An endoscope instrument is available with high expensive cost and its washing and drying process take minimum 2hr.
  • my machine the AEW will sterilize, wash and dry this piece of expensive equipment in bellow just 10mins.

This all started when I met dr.jitendra desai during my final year project of BE (instrumentation and control). He told me he could do only 2 operations per day due to the lengthy cleaning process of an endoscope.

  • "I have built this machine and want it to be in every clinic using endoscope for the convince of the doctor the cleaner and the patients. Support me take this vision to the next level."

SOLUTION

  • Thus, I’m creating an automatic endoscope washer, which will be light weighted, inexpensive, portable and easy to use.
  • Within 9 minutes, the endoscope will be ready for use.
  • Doctors can also set the rinsing, sterilizing and drying time according to their needs.

ADVANTAGES

  • Automatic Endoscope Washer can be a life savior for the patient who might suffer from infections during endoscopy.
  • Doctors can also clean, sterilize and dry the endoscope with minimum time duration and in delightful environment.

  • THIS IS CEARTIFIED BY DR.JITENDRA DESAI (DESAI SURGICAL HOSPITAL, BARODA-GUJARAT).
  • CEARTIFIED BY PROFF.RAKESH PATEL (HOD OF INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING, S.V.I.T-VASAD, GUJARAT).

  • PAPER PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING.

Er.ANUJ M SHAH (INSRUMENTATION AND CONTROL)

Risks and challenges

PROBLEMS

  • Endoscopy is a medical procedurethat allows doctor to observe the inside part of the body withoutperforming any major surgery.
  • After Endoscopy operation, Endoscope is cleaned and reused again for next operation.
  • Doctors can only reuse the endoscope again, if it is properly washed and dried.
  • Doctors clean and sterilize the endoscope manually, which is time consuming and unhygienic at times.

  • If some amount of bacteria or germs remains in the endoscope during the manual cleaning, then it could infect the next patient on whose body this endoscope will be used. This can also result in death of the infected patient.
  • To make this procedure fast and easy, automatic cleaning machine are used which is heavy, imported and are very much expensive.

FAQ

Minimum time to complete process ?
9 min.
Maximum time to complete process ?
As per requirement.
Basic procedure ?
Rinsing-Sterilizing-Drying
Operated by ?
Doctors , bio-medical engineers , technicians , skilled person.
Require person to operate ?
only 1. press start button