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Local COVID-19 Solutions: The Ghanaian Story

Hack CoronaV Initiative by IoT Network Hub

COVID-19, which has affected over a million persons of the world’s population and presence in over 200 countries has seen different tactical measures taken by each country to contain the spread of the virus.

Ghana current with over 200 confirmed cases and 5 deaths at the time of writing this article has seen a couple of individuals helping the government to fight this virus in their capacity.

Joshua Opoku Agyemang in his capacity as the President of IoT Network Hub Africa, internet of things community with over 5000 membership in Ghana with chapters across the regions of Ghana, and 10 Africa countries and resources available him, has developed several solutions which currently are about 60% done and ready for piloting, testing and mass production.

Joshua Opoku Agyemang – President IoT Network Hub

IoT Network Hub’s core values of Learning, Sharing and Building are seen clearly in their current Initiative (Hack CoronaV) to combat the virus in Ghana.

WHAT IS IOT NETWORK HUB?

IoT(Internet of Things) Network Hub is a community of inventors, innovators, developers, makers, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts from all fields of work teaming together to exploring emerging technologies and building innovative solutions to African’s nagging problems.

IoT Network Hub has over 5000 membership in Ghana with Chapters in all the 16 regions of Ghana, and other Africa countries including Nigeria, Gambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and others.

The mission of the group is to equip the youth and the younger generation with newer technologies of the 21st century such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of things, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, 3d printing and many more.

TECHNOLOGIES THE HUB IS CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON INCLUDE

  1. Mobile App Development using Flutter
  2. Web Application Development using JavaScript
  3. Networking And Cyber Security
  4. Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  5. Arduino & Circuiting Designing
  6. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  7. 3D Printing and Modeling
  8. Robotics & Drones
  9. Linux and Open Source Softwares
  10. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  11. Entrepreneurship and Innovations
  12. Design Thinking & Problems Solving
  13. Augmented and Virtual Reality
  14. Graphics Design and Animations
  15. Space Exploration

COVID-19 PROPOSED SOLUTIONS

0NE: TOUCH-LESS OR CONTACT-LESS WASHING TAPS

The technology uses a sensor to identify a hand when its close to the outlet then the system automatically opens the tap for the water to flow. The same system has been built for liquid soap and sanitizer dispensing.

Water Tap

TWO: LOW-COST AND REUSABLE 3D PRINTED FACE MASKS

These face masks come with replaceable and recyclable filters.

Making of the face mask

THREE: LOW-COST FACE SHIELD

This is to prevent coming into contact with an infected person’s cough or sneeze droplets in the atmosphere especially for our front liners (Medical Professionals).

Making of the face shield

FOUR: AUTOMATED VENTILATORS

An automated ventilator for supplying oxygen to victims of the virus under care in hospitals.

FIVE: AI POWERED APP

An Artificial intelligent App that seeks to provide real-time updates on Coronavirus cases, help in contact tracing, help report suspected cases, sanitized the public on safety tips and basic preventive measures.

All the above solutions are in line with preventive measures to help contain the virus and not a vaccine or cure from the technological perspective and at this stage requires huge support.

The support will go into piloting and testing the solutions after which mass production is done to benefit all. We call on government and firms to collaborate and support hoke grown solutions to ensure we make use of our human resources in these trying times.

A sovereign country after more than 60 years cannot continue to be dependent on its colonials leaders. An investment in our human resources and belief in young people is our sure bet to becoming a force to be reckoned with.

IOT NETWORK HUB CONTACTS

Number/Whatsapp: +233 54 88 89 998

Website: www.iotnetworkhub.com

Social Media Platforms:

  • www.twitter.com/iotnetworkhub
  • www.facebook.com/iotnetworkhub
  • www.instagram.com/iotnetworkhub
  • www.t.me/iotnetworkhub

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Mohammed Sylla

Mohammed Sylla is a TechPreneur into providing IT services ranging from graphic design, web development, IT support and more. He is a a believer in self development and now venturing into Blogging and Podcast Hosting.

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