Unilag Invent Ventilator – Local Content

The project, known as the University of Lagos/Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council (UNILAG/LASRIC) AmbuVent, was sponsored by the Lagos State Government.

The project was aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The project is aimed at proffering solution to respiratory challenges associated with COVID-19 and other respiratory issues.

Fahm said at the presentation that the device was highly specialized equipment that cost millions of naira or dollars.

He noted that its availability was limited worldwide.

”And here, we have a team of engineers, medical professionals, and scientists working together to come up with a locally-sourced product that works.

”This is going to be a ‘game-changer’ in Nigeria because we no longer have to wait to place orders for something like this when it can actually be manufactured locally.

“You can have a big one as well as a miniature one that can be carried anywhere, which can be very useful for rural areas.

”Because it is made in Nigeria, the researchers are cognizant of the fact that there are challenges of electricity; so, this device can operate with the regular power supply, battery and also can be solar-powered.  It is a plus,” he said.

Mr. Olatunbosun Alake, Special Assistant to Lagos Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Innovation and Technology, said he was not surprised that the scholars came up with the device.

Responding, Dr. Uzoma Oduah, one of the brains behind the project, said he was excited at the feat, which he described as “materialization of a dream.”

Oduah, who is in the Department of Physics, University of Lagos, said:  I inspired the project.

“My thought when I started was to achieve reliability, efficiency, affordability, over 80 percent local content, mass-production ability, and simple device.

“All those are embedded in the project.

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