- A young boy wanted to help keep his parents safe against the novel coronavirus
- The 12-year-old, who hails from San Francisco in the US, created a device that could help save thousands of lives
- The genius used a 3D printer to create a handle that allows for contact-free interaction with surfaces
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The coronavirus has forced people to think outside the box. With millions of infected and numbers continuing to rise, one boy developed the desire to help keep his mom and dad safe.
San Fransisco native Mizan Rupan-Tompkins might only be 12 but he developed a survival tool for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rupan-Tompkins used a 3D printer to create a device that allows people to open doors and press buttons without actually making contact with the surface.
The young genius demonstrated his brilliance
His Safe Touch Pro Handle is made of plant-based bio compostable plastic, which prevents scratches on surfaces.
EastCoastRadio reported the handle contains silver ion particles that repel microorganisms. This helps protect against bacteria.
Rupan-Tompkins got the idea because he wanted to keep his parents safe. However, his device could help people across the world by limiting the spread of Covid-19 through touching surfaces.
Age is not really a barrier
The 12-year-old said:
"No matter how old you are, you’re still able to make a difference."
It appears innovation comes naturally to this genius young man. He reportedly received recognition as an innovator and even built his own computer.
Rupan-Tompkins’ story was shared by Beautiful News:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a graduate of the University of Lagos, Abiodun Abraham, made a great input towards the fight against coronavirus in the country.
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The creative man constructed a disinfectant tunnel that cleans any residue of bacteria and viruses off whoever passes through it.
This kind of machine will go a long way in ensuring personal hygiene in public places as life eases back to normal and activities become full-blown.
In other news, Jerry Mallo, the Nigerian man who created the first carbon fibre sports car in 2019, built a state-of-the-art ventilator as a solution to the scarcity of the equipment in the country.
It should be noted that the machine is still undergoing some technical upgrades so as to meet the world's standard of production.
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