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INNOVATIONS TOWARDS COMBATING COVID 19 PANDEMIC BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING.
TPI Mechanical Vent 2020 and TPI Smart Hand Washer 2020 are the new innovations of Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. These innovations are contributions to research and development needs of COVID 19 pandemic that is ravaging the country and the world at large.
TPI Mechanical Vent 2020
- Mechanical Ventilator is a machine that helps a patient breathe (Ventilate) when they can not breathe on their own due to critical illness.
- The patient is connected to the ventilator with a hollow tube (artificial airway) that goes in their mouth and down into their main airway or trachea. They remain on the ventilator until they improve enough to breathe on their own.
- The outbreak of COVID 19 and its attendant effect requires urgent intervention of engineering personnel to rise above in salvaging the situation, by researching into this kind of project.
- Hence, the development of this Mechanical Ventilator.
- TPI Smart Hand Washer 2020
- TPI Smart Hand Washer is an innovation towards preventing the spread of COVID- 19 and beyond.
- One of the ways COVID 19 have said to travel easily is through with surfaces. TPI Smart Hand Washer enables ease of washing hands without touching any surface around the equipment.
Those memebers of the department that participated in the projest are
Engr. Olaiya, Kamorudeen Adesina, Mr. Olanlere, Oladeji Oluniyi, Mr. Olukokun, Tolulope Opeyemi, Engr. Bello, Abdulrahman., Mr. Sanusi, Babatunde Yemi
Mr. Azeez, Olalekan Ridwan, Mr. Ajayeoba, Isreal Ayomide