Pandemic inspires primary school-aged inventor


Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

Pandemic inspires primary school-aged inventor

In the style of a true inventor, primary school-aged science and technology fan Yegor has developed a digital gadget he hopes will help stop the spread of COVID-19 by making it easier to adhere to social distancing.

Concerned about the global pandemic and its impact on our daily lives, Yegor carefully examined what could be done to stop the spread. He determined that social distancing is one of the most critical tools we have against transmission, so designed and programmed a mobile device that calculates the distance between two people in real time and notifies the user when the measured distance is less than 1.5 m. The device features two alert modes, indicating either a safe or unsafe distance.

Yegor will present his innovation at the Young ICT Explorers competition this year. He hopes his innovation can be produced at scale and will help save thousands of lives.

You can watch videos of Yegor explaining his invention here.

Image credit: stock.adobe.com/au/Mark Poprocki

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