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Unilorin to patent final year students’ interventions

Some of the exhibits include a pilot-free drone and an electrically enhanced walking stick for the visually impaired.

• June 14, 2021
Unilorin gate
A photo of Unilorin gate used illustrate the story [Photo credit: Schoolings]

Plans are on the way to perfect and patent some of the inventions of the final year students of the Department of Computer Engineering, says the management of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin).

Speaking on Monday at the opening exhibition of the projects, the vice-president of the university, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, applauded the final year students for their project inventions.

He advised the students on various ways to perfect the projects while also pledging his support in developing some of them.

The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in the institution, Professor David Ogunniyi, said that the institution would patent the inventions for commercial purposes.

The exhibition featured over 12 inventions from the students of the Department of Computer Engineering.

Professor Ogunniyi lauded the efforts of the students while advising them to strive harder in developing the projects for commercial purposes so as to enhance their knowledge and further contribute positively to society.

Similarly, the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, Dr Tajudeen Ajiboye, said that the exhibition was organised so that the authorities could witness the brilliant inventions of the students.

He added that the exhibition was to help the students turn their inventions into products so as not to rot away.

Speaking on the inventions, a final year student of the department, Abdulkadri Thani, described his invention as an automated irrigation system.

He said that it is a device that automatically turns on the water when the soil needs it and shuts it off when the soil is well irrigated.

According to him, the device locks the temperature humidity and soil moisture automatically and sends it to the cloud.

Other inventions exhibited include a pilot-free drone, a mater magnetiser system with a cloud-based data storage unit, an electrically enhanced walking stick for the visually impaired and voice control for home automation.

Others are electronic keys for residential access control using fingerprint technology, a parking space notification system, an automatic quiz buzzer and an automatic change-over for three power sources.


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