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Published 23.05.2020 09:24
In Nigeria, the University of Benin has produced a ventilator that can work without electricity for one hour.
The project was a collaboration between researchers from the Faculties of Engineering and Medical Sciences at the university. They sought to create a device that addresses challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the country’s situation. As such they created a device that can work without electricity for…
Published 21.05.2020 10:00
Apple and Google released smartphone software to notify users of a possible Covid-19 exposure.
This technology would allow governments to build apps for notifying people if they have been near someone who could be infected. It uses bluetooth wireless technology to detect if a person with the app was near someone who tests positive later. It was launched on May 20. The unprecedented collaboration…
Published 17.05.2020 21:31
How volunteers in Belarus use 3D printing to combat medical equipment shortage during Covid-19 pandemic
Hospitals throughout Belarus are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, but communities are trying to help fill the gap. Minsk Hackerspace is a non-profit, all-volunteer DIY community in Minsk. On April 1, a group of engineers, makers, and healthcare professionals teamed up to leverage DIY manufacturing technology to support PPE production in the country.
Published 17.05.2020 16:09
In Oman, the Muscat-based Research Council called for research proposals on Covid-19.
Omani innovators from various research institutes across the Sultanate sent 442 research proposals to the program, 103 proposals within the clinical category and 339 for the non-clinical category, according to the Oman News Agency. The programme will financially support projects including diagnostics, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and the impacts on business…
Published 16.05.2020 13:53
In Brazil, professors and students at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj) are manufacturing masks and face shields for hospitals.
The protectors are manufactured with a laser cutting machine and 3D printing. Polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETg) plastic is used. This kind of plastic is a flexible material that provides for more comfort.
Published 27.04.2020 17:35
In Argentina, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation created a list of groups that manufacture 3D technology
protection masks for health centers, security forces and other institutions around the country that require. The project is within the framework of the national strategy against Covid-19.
Published 27.04.2020 15:58
In Mexico, the Mexican Space Agency carried out a call to receive proposals for the “Space Missions Covid-19” project
The purpose is to select innovative proposals that use space and satellite technology. The finalist projects are about reduction of Covid-19 contagion, help for population in social vulnerability, psychological support for people in social isolation and reactivation of the economy.
Published 27.04.2020 12:51
Nigerian engineers are fixing ventilators for free.
Two Nigerian software engineers have been fixing ventilators for free at a hospital in northern Nigeria. William Gyang and Nura Jubril, who have experience doing electrical repairs, discovered that there were 40 faulty machines at the University of Jos teaching hospital. They have thus far fixed two and are now…
Published 27.04.2020 11:21
The Bolivian Society of Engineers launched a competition on responses to Covid-19.
The competition targets the country’s engineers. Among the 130 projects submitted, the winning projects consist of the App Covid-19 Salud by Juana Orozco, the project Pro-Respirador Gertrude by Luis Alberto Soliz and a Disinfection Arc by Roberto Carlos Pacheco.
Published 27.04.2020 09:55
In Peru, engineering students are repairing ventilators for a hospital.
In Peru, a group of students from the School of Mechatronic Engineering of the National University of Trujillo (UNT) repairs an artificial respirator for hospitals. Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo was one of the places to receive repaired respirators.

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