African Inventors To Keep An Eye On
Here is an interesting list of African inventors who are actively doing great things on the continent.
Athur Lang: A Cameroonian engineer credited for the first medical tablet of Africa that enables cardiovascular examination to be carried out remotely & transmit the results to the surgeons. This has helped save people living in other towns the hassle of having to travel to the major cities.
Kodjo Afate Gnikou: a Togolese inventor who has been credit for making the cheapest 3-D printer in the world made out from discarded electronics. His next step is to participate in NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, a technological initiative to get man to the moon. In his proposal, he has submitted that his printer model enables 3-D printers to be made in any environment using existing equipment.
Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin & Bello Eniola: Four Nigerian teenagers have come up with a way to use 1 litre of urine to power a small generator that provides 6 hours of electricity. The urine is passed through an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen which is then passed through a water filter for purification and then into a gas cylinder. The hydrogen is pushed into a power generator to complete the process. Though in need of much refinement & technological advancement it has been hailed as bold step in figuring out how to use bodily waste as a bio fuel.