#COVID19DetectProtect Challenge: Announcing Round 6 Bonus Impact Winners
We're excited to announce the Impact Winners from the sixth round of judging in the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge! We will soon share updates on the progress we are making in bringing these solutions to 7 initial target countries.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, an Avnet company and the largest online open-source technology hardware community, launched #COVID19DetectProtect this April to create open-source technology that developing countries can leverage in the fight against this global pandemic.
The new design challenge is a call to action for all hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, innovators and inventors to come up with innovative ideas to cost-efficiently support COVID-19 response efforts in developing countries.
Frequent sanitation is crucial in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This device is a tele-operated robot which can disinfect public spaces using Ultraviolent light at designated time intervals.
SaniStation is a low resource multi-purpose device. It can detect if an individual is wearing a mask as well as automatically sanitise their hands and shoes. SaniStation also has the option of adding a thermal scanner for enhanced functionality.
This low cost contact-less thermometer connects to your phone allowing individuals to monitor body temperature on the go.
Smart Disinfection and Sanitation Tunnel
Research has shown that harmful viruses and bacteria which facilitate the transmission of the COVID-19 virus can linger on clothing for extended periods of time. This tunnel can disinfect one's clothing in only fifteen seconds.
TraceX is a low cost contact tracing application embedded in a low-cost wearable band. This device enables social distancing, reports active cases (anonymously) and informs users of potential exposure by instant alerts.
The UNDP Global Centre Singapore will work with Country Offices and partner tech companies to meet the needs of countries and regions with lack of resources where COVID-19 could have the greatest impact. UNDP will work with governments to help ensure regulations, procurement procedures, and policies to catalyse and make use of innovations.