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How a Ghanaian whizkid is tackling COVID-19 using technology

Since December 2019, when the outbreak of the disease started, many countries have been affected with many lives lost including Ghana. About two weeks ago when Ghana recorded its first Covid-19 case, Joshua Opoku Agyemang and his team started an initiative called Hack CoronaV to combat the pandemic using technology. The initiative is to support the country in its efforts to prevent the spread and treatment of COVID-19.

Joshua is the President of IoT Network Hub Africa, an internet of things community with over 5k membership in Ghana with chapters across the regions of Ghana, and 10 Africa countries. The mission of IoT Hub is to explore emerging technologies of the 21st century to solve Africans nagging problems

Hack CoronaV is a research and development community on a mission to providing solutions to the Corona Virus in Africa. The objective of the groups is to solve issues not limited to:

Early Detection
Early Warning
Tracking and Monitoring
Preventive Measures
Vaccine or Cure.
Joshua and his team have been working on a number of solutions which about 60% of these solutions are ready for piloting, testing and mass production. The solutions include:

Touchless or Contactless washing taps: The technology uses a sensor that senses the hand when its close to the outlet then the system automatically opens the tap for the water to flow.
Low Cost, Reusable 3D printed Face Mask with replaceable and recyclable filters.
Low-Cost Face Shield to prevent coming into face contact with droplets hanging in the atmosphere, especially dealing with Corona Virus victims and to avoid face touching.
An automated ventilator for supplying oxygen to victims of the Corona Virus.
An Artificial intelligence App that seeks to provide real-time updates on Coronavirus cases, Contact Tracing, help report cases, complain and suspected cases, sanitized the public on safety tips, and necessary preventive measures.

Joshua believes in Preventive measures/solutions not a vaccine or Cure.

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