A team of lecturers and Students of Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH ogbomoso have demonstrated their ingenuity and professionalism in their field of study with the production of an automated disinfecting chamber and automated hand sanitizer dispenser.
The Innovative team led by Professor Olatunde Oni said the two anti Covid-19 devices were invented as part of the effort to the fight against spread of COVID-19 as the school prepares to resume
Other members of the innovative team includes: Prof. John Adedapo Ojo of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Dept, Prof Taiwo of Agricultural Engineering Dept, Engineers Olaiya Abraham Olufolahan and Monsoor Adeagbo.
Some postgraduate students also lent helping hands. They are Aremu Adewale Abraham, Agboluaje Babatunde, Ayanlola Paul and Areo Samuel with Taiwo Ebenezer Olabisi.
Speaking on the devices, Oni said the automated disinfecting chamber reads individual temperature and hence triggers a sanitizer spray unit to disinfect an individual passing through the chamber.
He said if the temp reads above 37degree centigrade, the spray unit won’t be activated, indicating the individual is not fit to pass through the chamber, hence the person needs medical attention.
He equally said the automated hand sanitizer dispenser is capable of dispensing 20 liters of sanitizer. The two services are battery operated and solar powered.
Describing the inventions as phenomenal, Oni said the team has capacity to produce not less than 50 units of each of the two devices weekly, because all the materials are sourced locally and within reach.
He said the automatic hand sanitizer and cubicle can be used in offices schools, banks and other public places. It can be produced in large quantity as their products are locally sourced.
The LAUTECH said that the inventions is a demonstration that Nigeria has capable hands that can do a lot and save the country from dependent on foreign products if encouraged.
He however urge the government to look inwards for the solution of her developmental challenges rather than depending on foreigners. “This is the time for government at all levels to look inwards and find local solutions to her challenges.
For us we are ready but we need motivation, a kind of start off grant and support from the government