Although the world is at a stop during this period of a pandemic it has also kindled the ideal minds of students to keep fighting COVID-19 and to keep the world on going even it is actually resting.
You see student inventions are always so exciting because they provide a glimpse of future innovation. So during this time of COVID-19, certain student inventions are not only relevant but also of absolute necessity right now. Just as that being said one of the student innovations from Jamaica is an ultraviolet device that helps kills bacteria on doorknobs. The student name is Rayvon Stewart, a final year student in the school of computing and information technology at Jamaica’s university of technology. He started developing his creation well before COVID-19 sources say. The sources also tell us that he got this idea of the invention during the Klebsiella outbreak in Jamaica five years ago. His creation name is XERMOSOL. It is a simple device that kills bacteria when attached to doorknobs with ultraviolet light technology.
This device can be fixed at any doorknob at any place such as hospitals, schools, and offices to destroy the viral cells. Now if we look at coronavirus which can live up to three days on stainless steel metal, XERMOSOL provides a quick and safe method to kill bacteria at a critical contact point and it is 99.9 percent effective. However, XERMOSOL now faces the classic challenges of commercial development which is funding and mass manufacturing. Therefore, Scotland proposes the 54 member countries go into partnership with the Global Innovation Fund to help young innovators like Rayvon. Although, now Rayvon already has a provisional patent on this technology and is currently developing with his team in Jamaica.
Other than XERMOSOL students from Moroccan school of engineering sciences (EMSI) had developed three medical inventions that have made a great significance on the show the Hackathon Virtual MacroCoid19 competition. These inventions help healthcare for easy medical checks and in the healthcare process against COVID-19.
The first student invention is African Savior. It is an app-based system that delivers nasal swab test kits via drone to patients with COVID-19 symptoms. This allows healthcare professionals to remotely test for the virus without putting themselves at risk. Then there is a digital medical respiratory system that delivers information about the patient’s respiratory system to doctors. Doctors can now remotely adjust pressure and respiratory flow and be alerted in critical situations.
The third invention digitizes medical prescriptions. It is called the Moroccan Electronic Perspective. Doctors can now use an app to send prescriptions directly to a pharmacy. To receive the medicine, all the patient needs to do is identify their pharmacy with a QR code.
This three invention and the above invention has made a huge impact on society as well as the world we live in. More advanced technology becomes and the number of inventions increases in the time of need, the more we are safe in having a great future ahead of us.