University of Benin researchers produces three-in-one automated hand wash machine


An automated Three-In-One Hand Wash Machine, produced by the COVID-19 Initiative, a team of researchers of the University of Benin, has been presented to the Management of the University.

The University Public Relations Officer Dr. Benedicta Ehanire in a statement on Thursday said the team leader, Professor Kessington Obahiagbon, who demonstrated the process of seamless hand wash with the machine, explained that the equipment is activated automatically, dispensing soap and water, when someone steps on the platform.

Ehanire further stated that the process concludes with the drying of hands; all in one minute.  She said Obahiagbon thanked the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, for challenging and encouraging researchers in the University to come up with trail blazing initiatives.

Ehanire added that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Salami, was glad that the University was being re-awakened to take its place as a research and technology hub. The Vice Chancellor said the University is to establish a Department of Innovation and Development that will undertake first class technological projects beyond the COVID-19 pandemic era.

She also urged the team and other researchers to involve their students in the various scientific breakthroughs.

The three-in-one automated hand wash machine eliminates incidence of multiple handling of the device, thus checking the possibility of spread of coronavirus.

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