- Some Ghanaian creatives have invented impressive devices in the wake and spread of the coronavirus pandemic
- These devices were invented to aid in fighting against the COVID-19
- From a solar-powered machine to electronic hand washing taps, here are five top innovations manufactured amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Necessity is indeed the mother of all inventions and the novel coronavirus currently plaguing many nations across the world is evidence of this paradigm.
In Ghana and many African nations including Nigeria, young creatives have invented new devices in the wake and spread of the dreaded COVID-19 to help in the fight against the disease.
From a solar-powered hand washing machine, electronic hands-free tap, Veronica buckets to electronic sanitisers, almost all of these inventions were manufactured amid the pandemic as part of global solutions to ward off the spread of the coronavirus.
YEN.com.gh features five of these innovations that emerged in the wake of the coronavirus.
1. Veronica Bucket Taps.
Veronica Buckets, a common tool used to provide running water for effective hand-washing was invented by a genius Ghanaian woman named Veronica Bekoe.
Veronica Bekoe is a biologist who came up with the ingenious idea with the goal of helping reduce the rate of diarrhoea cases in Ghana and beyond.
The innovation has become particularly crucial in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic which currently plagues the world.
2. Solar-powered hand washing machine.
Jude Osei from Kumasi, converted a metallic drum that was simply fitted with a sink, sensors and cables that connect to the solar panel on top.
Once a user places their hand under the tap, the sensor sends a signal and soap is released on the person's hand. The system is programmed to allow 25 seconds for the person to wash the hands well before rinsing begins.
The amazing invention allows water to flow automatically for washing hands in an effort to help curb the spread of the pandemic coronavirus in the country.
3. Electronic hands-free tap.
Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School, developed electronic handwashing devices.
The invention allows water to flow automatically for washing hands.
The remarkable innovations of these students were featured in earlier reports by YEN.com.gh.
4. Reusable 3D printed face mask.
Joshua Opoku Agyemang, a Ghanaian computer programmer has manufactured reusable 3D printed face masks with replaceable and recyclable filters.
The innovation is to support the effort of the preventive and treatment measures against the spread of the COVID-19.
Joshua Opoku Agyemang has also designed an automatic hand-washing tap.
5. Electronic sanitisers.
Assuah Robotics, a Takoradi based company has reportedly manufactured electronic hand sanitiser.
The electronic hand sanitiser is programmed in such a way that it allows the substance to flow automatically into the hands of users.
The hand-free sanitiser can be mounted in offices, roadsides and other public spaces to help fight the novel coronavirus.
In other news, William Moxey, a father has surprised his four kids with their own ATM business called QuickBuxNow.
The 34-year-old entrepreneur said he settled on the idea to teach his kids financial literacy while they make money doing what they love.
William Moxey, who owns other thriving ventures talks about his journey, business and family.
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