- Some Nigerian students have made Nigeria proud with a new invention
- The students have designed a device to combat poor water and air quality
- The students are from Marist College, Yangoji, a unique school focused on personal development
Some Nigerian students from Marist College, Yangoji have created two devices designed to tackle poor water and air quality in Nigeria and Africa at large.
The devices created by the students utilized emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IOT) and Embedded Systems which are relatively new on the African continent.
Legit.ng gathered that their innovation makes them a pioneer in the Smart Air Quality Monitoring and Smart Water Quality Monitoring device industry.
The water quality monitor named Marist-WQM is equipped with multiple sensors for efficient remote smart water quality monitoring.
The device is suitable for potable water monitoring, fish farm management, seawater pollution monitoring, remote measurement of swimming pools.
The students were spurred to develop this device upon discovery that every year, 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases and 2.2 million of this number are children.
The device also utilizes various sensors and microprocessors to detect an elevated level of harmful particles and chemicals and relays the information to users via computers and smartphones in a format that is easy to interpret.
In addition, it measures dust, carbon dioxide, various harmful chemicals, temperature, and humidity, and triggers a loud alarm and warning phone calls if air quality, humidity or temperature go extremely above normal.
It will be recalled that the World Health Organisation in a report, stated that four major Nigerian cities are among the 20 cities with the deadliest air quality in the world.
Experts say poor air quality causes lung cancer, triggers asthma, causes stroke in adults and stunted brain development for children under age five.
Last year, students from Marist College bagged the award for best technology innovation project in Abuja after they emerged winners of the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition.
Months after that, students from the school won a gold medal at an international school entrepreneurship competition in the United States of America.
The youngsters won the grand award with their innovative problem-solving device code-named: Marist Air Quality Monitor (MARIST-AQM).
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