A 500-Stage scholar of the Division of Laptop Engineering, College of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Mr. Okunlola Emmanuel Olarewaju, has invented an automatic hand-washing machine that may help within the combat in opposition to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Talking about his invention, the indigene of Ilora in Afijio Native Authorities Space of Oyo State, mentioned the machine was designed to dispense water and liquid cleaning soap to encourage the private hygiene wanted to fight the illness.
Olarewaju mentioned he was motivated to manufacture the machine as a result of he felt he had the ability to supply one thing higher than these he had seen and used.
“Once I noticed different machines produced elsewhere which require the operator to make use of his leg on a pedal earlier than both water or liquid cleaning soap might come out, I remembered and was inspired by the exultations of our lecturers who typically suggested us to all the time deploy our information to bringing out improvements for mankind”.
He added that although his major subject of research is Laptop Engineering, his publicity to different points of engineering by means of the programs he took from different departments, significantly Fluid Mechanics, which offers with “embedded techniques and robotics”, propelled him to aim the challenge.
On the price of producing a unit of the machine, Olarewaju mentioned it will value N180,000, if produced on a big scale.
The ultimate 12 months scholar thanked his division, and one in all his pals on the Division of Laptop Engineering, Abdulkadir Folarin, for his fraternal encouragement.
A lecturer on the Division of Chemical Engineering, UNILORIN, Dr. Olawale Ajala, mentioned Olarewaju was worthy of celebrated.
He added that efforts had been being made to safe patent for the innovation to guard the copyright of the inventor.