Contactless Decontamination with Drones
My Agritech startup is proposing the use of Agricultural drones to help the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control disinfect contaminated areas while eliminating the risk of exposure to the virus. With our Agras drone, which has a payload capacity of 30 liters, a spray width of 8 meters and flight efficiency of 10 hectares an hour, our team can remotely spray contaminated areas such as public parks, markets and bus stations within a very short time.
Wide Area Temperature Monitoring with Thermal Drones and Installable thermal sensors
Similar to the way we use aerial photosynthetic sensors to detect crop disease using AI-enabled algorithms when carrying out crop inspection in farms, we are proposing the use of aerial thermal sensors which can detect body temperatures 50 meters above the ground using machine learning algorithms. Currently, we are developing a compact, installable body temperature sensor using hardware components that already exist like black light radiation and camera components which users can install in buildings and entrances. Users will be notified of visitors’ temperature via a mobile or desktop application, as body radiations captured by the sensors from arriving visitors are converted into actionable data by AI-enabled algorithms. This turnkey solution, when launched and implemented at scale will enhance public safety and allow businesses to reopen.
Transportation of Test Samples and Critical Medical Supplies to Hard-to-reach Areas Using Drones
With the severe disruption of supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Government is racing to implement its lockdown exit strategies. Its new focus on rehabilitating its fragile healthcare system has created a gap such that medical personnel in rural areas are continually confronted with lack of real-time access to critical medical supplies needed to contain the spread of the virus. Also, rural areas have been cut off from supply lines, making it difficult for patients in hard-to-reach areas to transport their COVID-19 test samples to labs and testing centers in cities. By launching our Unmanned Aerial Logistics service line, which will help convey critical medical supplies and test samples from villages to laboratories and medical centers in cities, public health workers and medical personnel will be able to access critical medical items in real time. Our service would involve setting up pickup and delivery points, adhering to BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) specifications, and flight monitoring with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.