The IoT Network Hub, lead by Joshua Opoku Agyemang, the President of the Community have developed solutions to help combat COVID-19 amid growing fears that the pandemic could last many more months.
The Internet of Things community with over 5k membership in Ghana with chapters accross the regions of Ghana, and 10 Africa countries started an initiative called ‘Hack CoronaV to combat solutions to Covid-19‘ when Ghana recorded its first case.
The Hub has been working on a number of solutions with about 60% of them ready for piloting, testing and mass production.
Although other individuals have developed some solutions for community usage during this difficult time, the IoT Network Hub seem to have developed something unique likely to benefit Ghanaians if fully explored.
Some of these solutions include;
#1. Touchless or Contactless washing taps with a similar technology built for liquid soap and sanitizer dispensing.
The technology uses a sensor that senses the hand when it’s close to the outlet after which it automatically opens the tap for the water to flow.
#2. Low Cost, Reusable 3d printed Face Mask with replaceable and recyclable filters.
#3. Low Cost Face Shield to prevent coming into face contact with droplets hanging in the atmosphere, especially dealing with Corona Virus victims and prevent face touching.
#4. An automated ventilator for supplying oxygen to victims of Corona Virus.
#5. 3d printed Ventilator Splitter for multiple Patients
#6. An Artificial intelligenct App that seeks to provide real-time updates on Corona virus cases, Contact Tracing, help report cases, complain and suspected cases, sanitized the public on safety tips and basic preventive measures.
Speaking about the solutions developed, Joshua Opoku Agyemang, the President of the Community said, he strongly believes that these solutions, if effectively utilized could help fight the rising cases of COVID-19 in Ghana and the world as a whole.
Located at the Kofi Annan ICT Center Accra, Ghana the community believes in exploring emerging technologies of the 21st century to solve Africa’s problems.
The Hub’s Focused Skills and Technologies include:
- Mobile App Development using Flutter
- Networking And Cyber Security
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering
- Arduino & Circuiting Designing
- Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
- 3D Printing and Modeling
- Robotics & Drones and many more.
To contact the IoT Network Hub for further information and collaboration, interested persons can call: +233 54 88 89 998 or visit their website: www.iotnetworkhub.com.