A new innovation coming from the stables of Glisten International Academy, Abuja is a mobile robot that was built by the students to carry out front line medical duties, in an attempt to combat the menace of the novel Coronavirus scourge.
The robot which was named Mairabot by the young inventors was presented to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Mairabot basically performs essential medical duties such as acting as an interface between the doctor and patient as well as delivering drugs to patient. During its presentation at the NITDA, Abba Abdullahi Saida, the Executive Director of the Academy who led the team to the agency revealed that the students were motivated by the desire to reduce the rate at which medical personnel were contracting COVID-19 while discharging their duties.
His words: “This robot is created to reduce the number of physical contact between the medical personnel and the affected patients and this will in return reduce drastically the number of medical personnel that will be affected in the process of carrying out the duties.”
Furthermore, he noted that innovative measures were put in place to checkmate the development process of the project to ensure it meets International standard and also improve its performance level to cover other aspects of human life.
On his part, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the NITDA Director General lauded the academy for its remarkable innovation. He also reaffirmed that the NITDA will assist innovative ideas that solve barrage of problems bedeviling the nation. In addition,he enjoined the students to see future in digital skills as it is the future work in digital era.
In fact, the Director General directed the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship to ensure that the project and the inventors enjoy necessary visibility in order to promote their idea for commercialization.
Abdullahi also instructed that both the teacher and students be given digital tools which could be used for further ideations they might have in mind. The digital tools which consist of seven I pads, a laptop and other internet components were donated to the students by the agency.