Students of Medical Equipment Maintenance Department have won the third place in the “Pandemic TechHack – Egypt 2020” Competition out of 40 participating ideas which was held on Tuesday, 15 April 2020. The competition is a part of “The Egyptian Virtual Hackathon Against Coronavirus” which is a national initiative to unite efforts and resources using technology and science to:
- Confront the epidemic.
- Help reduce the spread of the virus in Egypt.
- Find the technological solutions necessary for dealing with the resulting risks in the case of virus outbreak.
It is worth mentioning that this competition is one of the innovation and entrepreneurship competitions which are managed under the supervision of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the U.S Embassy, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the American University in Cairo.
The participating students developed a Smart Coronavirus Mask “SCM” using a 3D design program. The SCM is for protection and early detection of COVID-19 and also sending the results to a mobile application that can automatically display and update the health status of the mask user.
The participating students are Mark Miald, Ramzy Habel and Hassan Mohamed Hussien fourth-year students in the Medical Equipment Maintenance Department. This project was made under the supervision of Dr. Ehab Barakat, a Lecturer in the Medical Equipment Maintenance Department and Mr. Karim Saied, an Assistant Lecturer in the Department.