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NESTEC 2021 Paper: Covid-19 Transmission Prevention Using Artificial Intelligence Door

Abstract

People are still dying every day, of covid-19. As of April 1, 2021, approximately 3 million deaths had been traced to COVID-19 globally, with over 2,000 deaths from Nigeria. These deaths are increasing, every hour, as a result of a continuous transmission of the virus among people, and also due to the violations of the covid-19 preventive measures, recommended by the World Health Organisation. However, to save humanity from this novel virus and also to prevent transmission of other future viruses, hence led to the purpose of this paper. This paper introduces an artificial intelligence door as a solution to covid-19 transmission in public buildings. It establishes how 3D sensor, facemask detection camera, infrared thermometer, and sanitizer dispenser will prevent human crowd, reduce violation of facemask rules, identify covid-19 suspects, and ensure hand sanitization respectively, when integrated in a door. The priority of this design is to save mankind.

Keywords: AI, COVID-19, crowd, design, door, facemask, sanitizer, thermometer

Author: Okuzu, Daniel I.

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255 thoughts on “NESTEC 2021 Paper: Covid-19 Transmission Prevention Using Artificial Intelligence Door

  1. Wow! This is a brilliant, well thought out research. This paper was so engaging from the start to the finish. By reading this article, I am convinced that the adoption of this artificial intelligence door by the WHO and the FGN will help to restore global economic development and will also help to tackle future pandemics caused by the SARs virus family.
    This is a huge contribution to making the world a better place. Nice one Daniel. I wish to experience first-hand, the adoption of this innovation. Kudos to you Sir.

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      1. Thanks so much Josephine, for your beautiful comment. I recommend you check other published papers, for more education!

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    1. Thanks very much Moses, for your contributions and guidance. Surely you will get a first hand experience of this door. Stay safe too!

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    1. Thanks so much Glory, for your kind comment. Please check other published paper, I trust you’ll find them interesting.

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    1. Yes you’re right Williams, it’s no doubt a da Vinci kind of design. Thanks for your encouragement.. Check recently published papers, they are very interesting too

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    1. Thank you so much Obuka, it’s indeed for our survival. Please check other published paper to read more enjoyable articles.

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  2. Great article.
    Recently, it appears as though covid-19 has died a natural death especially in Nigeria. Many people did not get access to the vaccines but since around February, it seemed as if the virus just mysteriously healed itself. The NCDC numbers decreased drastically and life just went on as normal. Most people dont appear very careful and afraid of the virus anymore, will such a technology as yours really fit in in the current Nigerian landscape?

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    1. Yes you’re right but about 2117 Nigerians died of covid-19 or maybe more. These continuous deaths are supported by our negligence on disease control, which this door helps to correct.
      Have you thought of covid-21? Do you think Nigeria will be affected if we had positioned plans on SARS virus prevention before covid-19 came? Definitely No
      This door not only address Nigeria’s current issues on disease transmission but also gets us ready for tomorrow’s diseases.
      Thank you very much, Solomon, for this question and I hope your question are well answered. I will be glad if you have any other question.
      Presse keep wearing your mask!

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    1. Hey Lucky! Am using both unidirectional door and bi-directional door.
      Thank you Lucky, please check other published paper and ask them questions.

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    1. All components used are over 90% efficient, hence the door is over 90% accurate.

      Thank you Adedeji, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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    1. Yes Agboeze, it’s achievable in any door including local doors provided they don’t use external padlock systems.

      Thank you, Agboeze. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  3. Yes Uche, comparing it with other preventive measures it’s more safer, efficient and cheaper than others.
    Thank you Uche, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  4. Honestly am engaged, when I started reading your paper. And have been expecting such innovation from developed countries, but a Nigerian student did it. Please does your door prevents only covid-19?

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  5. No Samuel, this door prevents all SARs related diseases.
    Thank you Samuel, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  6. I find the use of artificial intelligence as your core design technology particularly interesting. Have you considered how your design might complementary to other emerging technology fields like Big Data, Augmented Reality and Internet of Things (IoT)?

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    1. Yes, a wonderful question Obi. This door accommodates emerging technologies like big data, internet of things, augmented-reality. Which makes it possible to identify and report suspected or infected persons, restrict persons when hall is about getting filled, through acquired and stored data.
      Also save and classify data in sets which will be used to retrain models for better performance of the system.
      The flowchart in the paper also shows how these are complemented.
      Thank you very much Obi, that’s a good question you asked. See other published paper and ask questions

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  7. Best paper to read, simplicity is maintained. This is what the Nigerian Society needs now, it doesn’t need to be imported from China. Harnessing our human resources. But please has this work been done elsewhere?

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    1. No, Williams. This work has not been done elsewhere, at the time of this paper. Also other related works were traced to Microsoft team, but their door is limited to restricting suspected persons. Check the literature survey section of my paper to see the picture of the Microsoft detecting device.
      Thank you very much Williams, and please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  8. Hey Okuzu I found your paper very engaging and interesting. I’ve always loved AI innovations and please can I partner with you in the development of this door?

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    1. Sure Mercy, you can.
      I’m looking forward to work with you too. Also check other published paper and ask questions, please.

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  9. This is the biggest innovation Nigeria will ever present to both her citizens and the World at large. Innovations of this kind will simply reduce the shock of pandemic on every nation’s economy.
    Please when are we expecting the development of this door?

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    1. Hey, Gabriel. The development will kick off as soon as our investors are ready.
      Thank you Gabriel!

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  10. I had a good morning while reading this article, and I frequently see NESTEC as your water mark. Tried getting the meaning online but google kept referring me to a strange site.
    Please what’s does the word Nestec mean within the context of your paper?

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    1. Hey, that’s a good question Cornelius!
      NESTEC is an acronym for National Engineering Science and Technology Essay Competition (NESTEC) and it’s sponsored by the Blue Apple Foundation with the sole aim of raising five thousand engineers in research making.
      Thanks so much Cornelius for this question. See other published paper and ask questions.

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  11. Quite a comprehensive piece you wrote there… In the beginning of your article you mentioned they’ve been over 3 million deaths due to Covid. Can you site or give a rationale proof for this because it seems quite like a hasty generalization

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  12. Interesting, any ideas on how to enlighten the ignorant on proof of the existence of this virus. I mean, if you take a look at the general lifestyle we’re practicing now without increase in the number of cases one can see no reason to believe in the existence of this virus

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    1. Thank you Maksim. Covid-19 is still with us, just yesterday we had 40 new cases in Nigeria.
      Please Maksim see other published paper and ask questions.

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  13. Just stumbled on this wonderful piece. Anyway I can reach out to mate? I’d need any help you can likely offer. I’ve been trying to create a piece on this particular topic though well summarized and watered down for the average mind

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    1. Thank you Diego. I’ll be happy to help too. Anyway, the abstract presents an executive summary, and the synopsis will be available soon. Keep checking the site for updates.
      Please Diego you can also check out other published paper and ask questions.

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  14. It was a wonderful read. I appreciate the beautiful ideas in your research and article. However, don’t you think your idea about the replacement /redesign of doors to AI doors are farfetched… Don’t you think it isn’t feasible as this would be expensive, would need be subjected to heavy testing months before it’s carried out as I don’t think anyone would like the inconvenience of hitches and glitches on something as basic as a doorway

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    1. Yes Nkechi, I’ve thought of that. holding on the materials to be attached I found that re-engineering of the door will have little or no effect on the doorway, and moreover this is done when getting a new door is not considered an option by the user.
      Thank you Nkechi! Please see other published paper and ask questions.

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  15. Good read.
    Can you give a quick glimpse of how you intend to make the materials you quoted (3D sensors, detection cameras, infrared thermometers) prevent covid through physical distancing, detection of carries and the likes?

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    1. Yes Rashmi,
      the 3D sensor counts the number of persons that enters the hall and restrict persons when a specific number of persons is reached, this is to encourage physical distancing.
      Detection camera captures and allow only persons wearing facemask to enter the hall.
      Infrared thermometer detects body temperature from the human forehead, also restrict and report persons with hyperthermia (high body temperature)

      Thank you, Rashmi. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  16. Superb writeup. You must have put a lot of thought into this.
    I love the link up you created between the Infrared thermometer and the Covid-19 hotlines in various states. I agree it’ll be very helpful when it’s feasible

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    1. Thanks you so much Chinedu. Am glad you observed it.
      Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  17. Your ‘must use’ dispenser option seems harsh. I know someone who’s reactive to alcohol on his skin. In such cases how does he bypass this your door?

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    1. That’s interesting, Behrang. Where dispenser is not needed, the feature could be disabled by editing the program. Thanks for your time Behrang, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  18. I had a great read. I must say this is a wonderful write-up.
    I’ll like to read up on the ‘Blue Apple Foundation’ you cited towards the end of your article. Where can I get the information I seek?

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  19. I enjoyed reading this paper. I’m an engineer that deals with robotics and AI inventions and innovations. With like minds like you coming together we can get a lot of breakthroughs on this issue and return the standard of living back to normal as soon as possible. Big ups to you sir.

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  20. Decent article. Quick question tho. Does your infrared thermometer differentiate carriers running high body temperature to other ones who might be suffering from other non-communicable illnesses with high body temperature as a symptom. e.g Fever and Malaria

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    1. Thank you Chibuikem, the infrared thermometer doesn’t differentiate illness, rather it identifies suspects of covid-19 through high body temperature known as hyperthermia.
      A good question chibuikem. please check all the articles and ask your questions.

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  21. This is very enlightening, thank you very much. Would your face detection camera work with a software on a computer. Or are they a type of camera on its own?

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    1. Yes Favour, the detection camera is dependent on a modelled programme shown in the flowchart. Though there are special inbuilt Camera for detection but ordinary camera will not be bad.
      Please Favour check other published paper and ask questions.

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  22. This is a brilliant piece. What does the system do with the information from the 3D sensors like after the standard amount of people has been let in at a particular time

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    1. Good question. The information from the 3D sensor enables the door to restrict persons from entering the hall when a specific number is reached.
      Thank you Tochukwu, please view other published paper and ask questions.

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  23. I’m in love with your research. It seems serious yet ridiculous at the same time trying to integrate all these innovations on something yet as basic as a door in other to fight this virus. Thumbs up. Do let us know when this great feature is available in the market. For sure it’ll be very marketable

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    1. Thank you Prince! I will notify you when the door is made available for use.
      Please you can also check other published paper and ask questions.

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  24. Great work you’ve done on this particular problem. Would the automation on these doors come with entirely new doors or would they be able to be adapted on older doors though I’m sure some factors would determine that and it’ll vary from door to door?

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    1. A nice question Ezra, this design is adoptable in older doors provided the door does not use the external padlock systems.
      Thanks Ezra for your question, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  25. It’s an extremely important research. Especially when it comes to over here in Africa. I quite agree with you that automation would help solve a lot of problems with distancing and masking up as people are generally so reluctant to do so

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    1. You’re right Victor, Africa needs it most. Where most people are reluctant of the virus disease.

      Please don’t forget to check other published paper and ask them questions.

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  26. Can you please give a rough estimate in percentage of how much this can help reduce Covid-19 in Africa

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    1. Yes Kelvin, since over 70% the virus is best transmitted through direct contact. This door will prevent this type of transmission by 88% or more.
      Thanks for your comment Kelvin, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  27. What a write-up. I love its rich content. Can you briefly summarize how the Microsoft AI works? Is it an already established way to identify Covid-19 carriers automatically

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    1. Thank you Jude, the Microsoft AI has only two features which are facemask detection and body temperature detection, but limited to restricting suspected persons. And again it only Identifies suspected covid-19 carrier but does not restrict the suspect after temperature detection.
      I hope this answers your question, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  28. Does this automated door eliminate manual workers in the system too? Or is there a way they’re still a part of this project?

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    1. Yes Jil, the door eliminates the manual workers who run the risk of contacting the virus from the visitors. The only way they will be part of the design is solely in machine maintenance.
      Thank you Jil, please don’t hesitate to ask other papers questions.

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  29. This is amazing. In the sense that this innovation isn’t relative to Covid-19 but can still be applied in case of other outbreaks or it just helps the medical sector spot and isolate sick patients in general. I’m happy I came across such an amazing piece

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment Nzubechi, please hope you don’t mind checking other published paper.

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  30. What are the measures put in place when people come up with ways to bypass these automatic scrutinites you’re trying to impose… People will always be people

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    1. There are modifications like alarming when persons try to bypass the system. You’re right people will always be people.
      Please Ike, check other published paper and ask questions.

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  31. I’ll say I’m pleased with the ingenuity and sincerity of this paper and I do find it interesting and educative. I feel it should be given more thought. It’s already properly detailed. The 3D sensors linked with the Infrared thermometers and all… All well planned, superb

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    1. Thanks a lot Nkemdirim, for your warm comment, am grateful.
      Please hope you don’t mind checking other published papers and ask questions.

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  32. Glad I’ve found someone who I share similar advice with. Glanced through your paper with joy in my heart. There’s a similar plan I’ve planned to execute but I’d say yours is timed and perfect. I’ve learnt a lot glancing through this paper

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    1. Thank you so much Amadi, for this beautiful comment. It’s good to know we share similar goal.

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  33. It’s a good paper. Do you think this project being african based would make it attract lots of challenges than executing it in already developed nations

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    1. Yes Winner, being African base poses a challenge, for example the masked face dataset available in modeling constitute of many white skinned face, but the efficiency is still over 70% in detecting black skinned face.
      Thank you winner for your comment, and please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  34. What are the plans put in place in still maintain regular movement and order, will the automated scrutiny methods programmed on these doors impede the free flow of human movement

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    1. Human free movement won’t be interrupted provided covid-19 protocols are observed by users.
      Thank you Obike for this question.

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  35. Amazing. Wonder how much the human lifestyle would have carried on if all these features were in place instead of the days we wasted isolating all because we couldn’t trust ourselves to do what mordern technology could help us do

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    1. You’re right peace, the world would have been better if these technologies were made earlier but we can still plan it today for a better tomorrow.
      Peace please I would love if you read other published paper and ask questions.

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  36. I personally find this paper very comprehensive. All the equipments and instruments you highlighted doesn’t look as much as an herculean task to put together. But there’s something about the Infrared thermometers linking up to Covid-19 hotlines to notify them of infected people, how do you then make the sick people respond to being handed over to the government. How do you even get to make them a wait?

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    1. That’s a good question, Onyebule. The camera captures the face of the suspect while the LCD screen displays please wait for seconds and at the same time the system alarms the hall managers of the situation.
      Thanks for your comment and please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  37. I enjoyed reading this paper and I must say it’s very intellectually sound. How do you get standard organisation’s like the WHO to approve this innovation because I feel their approval and support would be needed for sure

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    1. This will get to them through the NCDC in Nigeria but publicity would be achieved through constant sharing.
      Thank you Stanley, am happy for thousands question, and please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  38. Let me give you a little piece of my mind here. I think it wouldn’t work especially here in Africa due to power problems first of all. I think it would require all day round power supply which we all know only very few companies or workplaces can afford. Africans would always find a smart way to bypass these and still live recklessly and endanger their lives so what method have you put in place in case this happens?

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    1. Thank you Echefuna, at first for the purpose of sustainable energy, our Power supply will be dependent on Solar. Which will in turn help keep records of usage.
      Secondly as an online base network, the NCDC substations will be notified when system are turned off, which also will in return attract charges for the company management.
      Thank you Echefuna!

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  39. Great piece. But I wonder how much automation you get to install in a single fly door, it seems very limited compared to the double door, don’t you think so too?

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    1. Yes, Stan the single leaf door seems limited when compared to the double leaf door but only the door lock and the LCD screen space will be needed, every other components could be attached on the wall.
      Thank you Stan! Please check other published paper and ask questions, they are also interesting.

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  40. If they’re just 4 materials for the complete automation of doors, which of the programs on the door contact the hotlines of various states to inform them about an available carrier of the virus?

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    1. We use Wi-Fi for close range network communication and the internet for distance communication. Raspberry pi is the medium that helps make transmission of information possible through a written program.
      Thanks for your wonderful question Chika, please try check other published paper and ask questions.

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  41. Good day, this is such an interesting piece of information. Do you have plans to make all of this materials including the complete door when finished marketable and readily available when a company or organization needs it?

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    1. Yes Mmesoma, the plan is to make it available for public use, as soon as possible.
      Thank you Mmesoma, I would appreciate if you check other published paper and ask questions.

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  42. I’ve read through this paper thoroughly and I enjoyed every piece of it. I’ll like to know if these doors would be branded? Are you going to work with existing door makers to install this automation or would you need to create a special stand-alone company for this?

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    1. What an entrepreneurial question! For now, I have no plans for branding, but I will love to partner with experts in door production to develop an efficient and more reliable door.
      Thank you so much Keneth, I appreciate your comment. Please you can also check other published paper and ask questions.

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  43. Good day sir, I must confess I enjoyed reading this paper in particular, I will like to know the specific tool in your automation that specifically detects Covid-19. I don’t think they’re automations for this particular action around

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    1. The door doesn’t detect covid-19 but rather helps identify possible suspect through the infrared thermometer which detects the body temperature of visitors.
      Thanks for this comment Kingsley!

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  44. Yes, I think this invention is another positive too. It helps create awareness of this virus too. No way you won’t remember to keep your safe and every door you meet reminds you to do so. Kudos Okuzu

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    1. Thank you very much Timothy. I’m glad to receive your wonderful comment. Please see other articles and ask questions.

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  45. Great work. Don’t think another pandemic would have us in lock in our own homes again after such an invention. You think it can also be made possible for this door to detect other viruses in the near future?

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    1. Yes Dave, the door is designed to prevent future possible viruses of the SARs family and other diseases that requires contact for transmission.
      Thank you Dave, for this beautiful question. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  46. I’m impressed with such an intellectual idea of yours. It shows individuals a putting their minds to work on things that matter. Goodluck, I honestly can’t wait for the first patent of your door.

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    1. Thank you Livinus, it’s quite interesting to see your comment, am glad!
      Please see other published paper and ask questions.

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  47. What sections of the door would have all this tools installed on? Because to me it looks too much for one door

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    1. Thank you Emeka, the Raspberry pi will control all the door functions through a written program.
      I appreciate your question and I trust you’re answered. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  48. Great piece of information there. I actually think this is very feasible, not too expensive if organizations like WHO are invited to support it

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    1. Yes it’s feasible and not expensive

      Thanks so much Chukwuebuka, for your comment. Please you can also check other published paper and ask questions.

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  49. This is a great idea.
    What would the forehead detection device be like on the door? Since it looks like an action that needs manual human activation to perform

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    1. Yes Reginald, The infrared thermometer has been trained and modelled to detect the human forehead at various heights. Hence no manual support is needed from humans for this detection.
      Thank you very much Reginald, for your comment and please I would appreciate if you check other published paper and ask questions.

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  50. Thank you Emeka, the Raspberry pi will control all the door functions through a written program.
    I appreciate your question and I trust you’re answered. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  51. Hello Sir, you did a very nice work here and I am glad to note the Blue Apple vision for young engineers of your kind. Best article in 2021 series.

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    1. Thank you Lotanna, I appreciate your beautiful comment.

      Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  52. Good day, I’ve been going through your paper and I must say I see so much potential in this idea of yours. I really hope it becomes a breakthrough. Goodluck sir.

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    1. Hey Agartha, thank you for your kind comment, sure it’s a breakthrough for our country!
      Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  53. Very enlightening I must say. Please what models of detection cameras do you intend to use for this project?

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    1. For this design, I recommend Sandberg Face Recognition Webcam 1080P. It offers sharp and clear picture.
      Thank you Amobi, and I hope this answers your question. Please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  54. Well done. I enjoyed your paper. Can you make a reference to where you highlighted your stats on the world face recognition database on only 525 people being masked per 5000 people

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    1. Yes Chidi, to enable the model to detect human face, it’s necessary to train the model with enough dataset. http://www.arxiv.org provided 5000 datasets from 525 real faces. Thank you Chidi, I’m glad you asked. Please check other published paper and ask questions too.

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  55. Good read and a properly done research. I really think this would work for example the most common one you cited being the Automated Dispenser. It’s almost everywhere today and it does its job just fine

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    1. Thank you Percy, you’re right. The automated dispenser does a good job. please check other paper and ask them questions.

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  56. Great paper. May I ask, on what platform or algorithm do you plan to run these programs on

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    1. thank you Ifeanyi, python program won’t be bad since it’s more understandable in user experience. Any other program also would be nice.
      Thank you Ifeanyi please see other published paper and ask questions too.

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  57. I glanced through this paper, I don’t think you mentioned the limitations to the designs of the program? I’d be interested to know what they are

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    1. Okay Goodness, the limitations are available on page 16 of the article, but here are the limitations; 1) Requires steady power supply.
      2) Cannot work on doors with padlock systems since its supports only automatic door.
      3) The door might not detect face in darkness mostly at nights due to problem of night vision, although this problem could be overcomed using lamps or light bulbs.
      Thank you Goodness, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  58. Well done. I commend your effort in putting up this great piece. Kudos. I hope it works out

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    1. Thank you Amarachi, it’s going to work out. I’m glad you commented, and please check other published paper and ask questions too.

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  59. Perfect. Well, just an opinion. I think the hotlines for each state should also be made public as lots of people do not know there are phone lines to call in their states if they suspect they have or suspect someone else have this virus

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    1. Yes Agbo, you’re right. People can access these numbers publicly to help, but a toll free number has been made available for public. dial 6232 to report covid-19 cases.
      I’m glad to receive your comment, please check other published paper and ask questions.

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  60. Hey, this was intellectually enhancing… What would be the source of power you plan to adopt for this project. As it’ll need sustainable power supply which isn’t always readily available in African nations

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    1. Indeed it’s intellectually enhancing Somto!, as a climate activist I suggest using energy from the Sun, since it promotes a better ecosystem.
      Thank you Somto, for this question. You can also check other published papers for more innovations.

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  61. Thumbs up man. I appreciate the effort you’ve put into this. It’s indeed no small feat and must have been mentally tasking. I hope you get rewarded đź‘Ź

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  62. Bravo. I enjoyed this paper. Would all these tools be interconnected or would they work on their own?

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    1. No Vitus, the whole components are interconnected and they work in a complementary process.
      Thanks Vitus, for this beautiful question.

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  63. I must say I’m impressed by the thoughtfulness put into this project tho on paper for now. Nevertheless it doesn’t take anything away from your work and I don’t really see a biggie in the materialization of this project

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    1. Yes Divine, you’re right. There are no hitches in the materialization.
      Thanks for your kind comment on this paper, please you can also check other published paper and ask questions.

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  64. Glad I came across this. I find it really good. May I know what organization you’d prioritize when you’ve finally branded this door. I guess they’ll be an order of prioritization on what kind of organization gets it first. e.g the schools, the banks or the hospitals first

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    1. Yes, at first hospitals, schools, and business centers should be of concern. Though the priority is determined by the area where transmission is high.
      Thanks for your question Smith, you can also check other published paper and ask questions.

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  65. I kid you not I find this very very brilliant. It’s a topnotch idea. If you take the right steps from here on out, bring this to accomplishment shouldn’t be an herculean task. Goodluck

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  66. Great idea indeed. Where can I get more information on the Microsoft AI detection device. Before now I’ve never heard of it. I could use a little research right now

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  67. This is great. I read through, I saw the strengths of the design you highlighted and I hope when this is achieved the strengths would also be equally maximized. Thank you

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    1. Sure the strength will be maximized upon development. Thanks for your comment Uju, please check other published papers and ask questions.

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  68. Will provisions also be made for updates in your model after it has been launched? How do you intend to provide these updates too?

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    1. Yes Bashi, there will be update after launching. The system takes record of faces which will be used to retrain the model to enable maximum efficiency.
      Thanks for your comment Bashi!

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  69. Impressive. I hope this would be the breakthrough of engineering in the health sector. Because I see this as a way to bring cases of viral illnesses to an all time low. Once again, this is very impressive.

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    1. Thank you Chidera, yes it will bring down the cases of viral illness.
      Thank you very much Chidera!

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  70. How do you see this faring in the future. Do you think they’re other projects in the work that might be difficult competition to this project?

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    1. surely with time, there will be another project that will modify the current work. Probably to incorporate future disease outbreak. Thank you very much MBA, I appreciate your comment and question. Please you can also view other published paper and ask questions. I trust you’ll find them interesting.

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  71. surely with time, there will be another project that will modify the current work. Probably to incorporate future disease outbreak. Thank you very much MBA, I appreciate your comment and question. Please you can also view other published paper and ask questions. I trust you’ll find them interesting.

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  72. Thanks, Dan! for coming up with this write-up, I must confess you did brilliant work. It centralized on Covid-19 which poses great anxiety, to everyone all over the world. Though its effect has reduced to its barely minimum, we can’t ignore the fact that the virus is no longer in existence.
    With this write-up, the transmission can be prevented. I was trying to get how you connected the AI door, with a facemask, detection cameras, infrared thermometer, etc. Do they work hand-in-hand or individually as the case maybe?
    Also, in a populous city like Lagos, Ibadan, etc. Do you think ppl will adhere to the operating system of the AI door, knowing full well it could cause a delay while trying to gain entrance to the door, which could be frustrating and thereby limiting people who are not ready to go through such stress?

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    1. Thank you Daniel, the whole components work complementary i.e the end of 3D sensor instantly starts the face detection.
      Also in populous city like Lagos, covid-19 screening is very essential irrespective of any delay, also the door system will take no more than 30 seconds to admit one person. Irrespective of time, we need to ensure safety in public buildings.
      Thanks for your question Dan! Please check other published paper and ask questions too.

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  73. I’m just coming across this piece and I must say it is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. I’m impressed, keep up the good work pal.

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    1. Thank you very much Mark. It’s a beautiful innovation for Nigeria. Please Mark see other published papers.

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  74. Amazing! This is an intelligent , well thought out research. This paper was so on point from the start to the finish. By reading this article, I am convinced that the adoption of this artificial intelligence door by the WHO and the FGN will help to restore global economic development and will also help to tackle future pandemics caused by the SARs virus family.

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    1. Yes Aja, you’re right. It will help restore global economic development.
      Thanks for your kind comment, please read other published paper and ask questions.

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  75. Good day I find your paper very encouraging. It shows a lot of individuals, me included are really interesting in applying all means necessary so we can go back to our beautiful old lifestyle as soon as possible

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    1. Hey Benjamin!
      This innovation will not only restore our former world. It will in addition restore our world better than it’s use to be.
      I’m glad you read through, please read other published paper and ask questions too.

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  76. Sumptuous plans indeed. Since I’ve never heard of it, Where can I get more information on the Microsoft AI detection device. . I could use a little research right now

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  77. I’m impressed by the thoughtfulness put into this project tho on paper for now. Nevertheless it doesn’t take anything away from your work and I don’t really see a biggie in the materialization of this project
    Any release date?

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    1. The materialization of this door depends on the funding from investors, hence there’s no release date for now, hopefully soon. Thank you very much for asking.
      Thank you Chidi, please read other published paper and ask questions too

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  78. Splendid. I hope this invention will be the emergence of engineering in the health sector. Because I see this as a way to bring cases of viral illnesses to the lowest

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    1. Yes Martins, this invention will be the emergence of engineering in the health sector.
      I’m glad you asked. Please see other published paper and ask questions too. Moreover thank you Martins.

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  79. Well done. I enjoyed this paper. Would all these tools be interconnected or would they work on their own?

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    1. Thank you Angela! All these components works in a complementary process, they don’t work separately. Please Angela check other published paper and ask questions too.

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  80. Good day to you and what a good work this is. How strong do you see this project performing amongst other competitors in the near future. I think there are other projects in the work that might be a competition to this work. Do you also think so?

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    1. Thank you Joshua, in the near future this project will still be effective, because of its flexibility, and also the components proposed in this project are all the latest product, for instance the 3D sensor is of 4th generation (that is updated till date). For now there’s no competitive project to this work in Nigeria.
      Thanks a lot Joshua, this is a wonderful question. Please read other published paper and ask questions. You’re appreciated.

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  81. What organization would you consider first if there were to be heavy competition and demand at the launch of this your amazing project?

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    1. No organization is considered for now, but an organization with high level of expertise on artificial intelligence will be helpful.
      Thank you Linda, I appreciate your comment and please I would love you to read other published paper and ask questions too.

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  82. This is amazing. Great idea. Would be very feasible if all parties linked to this can play a decent role for the achievement of this idea

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    1. Thank you so much Rose!
      Yes you’re right, partnership will be helpful in speeding up the development of this door.

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  83. How often would provisions be made for updates in your model after it has been launched? How do you intend to provide these updates too? Because it seems this project would need updates at regular intervals

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    1. An annual update or less will be nice after launching. This updates will be dependent on the current situation of the Nigerian Society, and also this update will be integrated by overriding the already data on the raspberry pi.
      This is indeed a good question Obinna, you’re appreciated. Please read other published paper and ask questions too.

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    1. Hey Haris, I appreciate your comment.
      Thank you so much and please see other published paper.

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  84. Amazing. But please sir, I’d like to know, despite the effort you’ve put in this work, what would you consider to be your major challenge at the point of formally establishing this door

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    1. What a wonderful question Favour. One of my major challenge in the design is choosing an appropriate order of operation. I mean after checking for crowding which other screening will follow but with the help of professionals in the medical field I was able to get this best arrangement: crowding detection, facemask detection, body temperature detection, and lastly sanitizer dispensing.

      Thank you so much Favour, for this beautiful comment and question. You’re appreciated, please read other published paper too for more interesting articles.

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  85. Happy to come across this paper. It was an interesting and enlightening read. Well done

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    1. Thank you Ahmmed, for your beautiful comment. Please see other published paper and ask questions, they are interesting too.

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  86. What kind of technology would be used in the forehead detection device, can you give an example to other invention that work in the same way?

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    1. The usual face detection technology would be used for forehead detection but the forehead will be the new prioritize region of interest. The model will be retrained to recognize the human forehead just as it recognizes the entire human face. The face recognition device is a similar invention.
      Thank you so much Linda, for this enlightening question. Please see other published paper, they are very interesting too!

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  87. What sections of the door do you think all these tools would be installed on? I couldn’t find such info in the paper

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    1. Thank you Patrick. All the components will be installed on the door frame except for the face detection camera that will be positioned on the door panels. Thanks a lot Patrick for this wonderful question, and please see other published paper. They are very interesting too!

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  88. I just want to say I’m impressed with such an important innovation at this time. It’s a very pressing need, i hope it gets established because it’ll help solve alot

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    1. Thanks so much Lota, for your beautiful comment. Surely it will get established soon. It’s attracting investors already!

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  89. Glad to see we Africans thinking outside the box and bringing solutions to things that affects we Africans. I hope this becomes an upward trend. Well done sir.

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    1. Thank you very much Emma, for your kind comment. Surely it will soon turn out to be an upward trend in Africa.
      Please see other published paper, you will find them interesting.

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  90. I just came across this article and I must say it’s really intellectually sound. I’m very impressed. Keep up the good work

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    1. That’s kind of you Nnamdi, and glad to hear that from you. Please there are other published interesting paper, check them out and ask questions

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  91. This is such a brilliant, well thought out research. This paper was engaging from the start to finish.
    This is a huge contribution at making the world a better place.

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    1. Yes Chuma, it’s indeed a huge success in continuing building a better world. Thanks for your kind comment. Please see other published paper, they are very interesting.

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  92. Reading this article, I am convinced that the adoption of this artificial intelligence door by the WHO and the FGN will help to tackle future pandemics caused by the SARs family.

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    1. Yes, you’re right Israel! It will prevent future pandemic.
      Please Israel, there are so many published paper that you may find interesting, check them on the library section of this site.

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    1. Yes Zack!
      With effective publicity, the UN, WHO, and the FG will find interest in the development of this door.

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  93. Tho it seems as though covid-19 has died a in Nigeria and many people did not get the vaccines till recently it seemed as if the virus vanished. The NCDC daily numbers decreased drastically and life just went on as normal. Most people dont seem afraid of the virus anymore, will your tech help this?

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    1. Thank you very much Assumpta, for this beautiful thought. We are all lucky to have lesser cases of covid-19 in Nigeria. However, since the virus is still with us, our safety is not guaranteed. Our major goal is to eliminate the virus entirely, which is also supported by this kind of door.
      I will recommend you read other published papers, I trust you’ll find them interesting. Thanks once more Assumpta!

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    1. The door could be unidirectional (single leaf door) or bi-directional (double leaf door) but must not have the padlock system used in ancient door Irrespective of the material of the door.
      Thank you David, for this beautiful question and please you can check other published paper, they are very interesting too.

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  94. Can you give a rough estimate in percentage on how much you trust the efficiency of this your technology?

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    1. Yes Ben, holding up onto the materials that will be used for this development, I see the efficiency to be over 85%.
      Thank you Ben! Please check other published paper, they are interesting too.

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    1. Okay, Ogo. It depends on the nature of the local door. Local doors with smart locks will be nice, since the door design is automated.
      Thanks for your beautiful question, please check other published paper, they are interesting too.

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  95. Interesting read.
    Do you think this will be cheaper than other projects meant for covid preventive measures?

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    1. Thank you Solomon. Yes, it’s one of the cheapest measures that prevents SARs viruses in the midst of ongoing business activities.
      Solomon, there are other recently published papers that you may find interesting. Check them out on the homepage of this site.

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  96. I’m honestly impressed by your invention. I’ll like to know if this tho is only meant for Covid prevention alone

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    1. No, Victory. The door does not only prevents covid-19, it also prevents all existing and future Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) related diseases.
      Thank you very much Victory, for your comment and please I’ll love you to check recently published papers on this site, they are very interesting too.

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    2. Yes, Mary. The door will be updated possibly 2times annually with new features that will incorporate recent changes.
      Thanks for your kind comment. Please check other interesting published paper

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  97. Best paper I’ve read in a while. I think this is what the Nigerian Society needs now, and not importation on these basic things.

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    1. Yes, Chinyere you’re right. This will be very helpful to the affected Nigerian Society.
      Thanks for your beautiful comment. I’m glad.

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    1. Yes, Mary. The door will be updated possibly 2times annually with new features that will incorporate recent changes.
      Thanks for your kind comment. Please check other interesting published paper

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  98. Is there anyway we can come in contact with you incase we’d like to partner with you on the production of this door?

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    1. Sure Jimi, I’ll be glad to have you involved in the development. Thanks for asking. Please send a partner request message to the mobile number displayed on the homepage.
      Thanks so much Jimi, also you can check other published papers too, to get more interesting articles.

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  99. I believe this would be thebiggest innovation Nigeria will ever present to both her citizens and the World. Innovations such as this will simply reduce the shock of pandemic on every nation’s economy

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      1. Thanks so much Okey, for this beautiful thought. The development will kick off soon, as investors declare interest. Very soon!

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    1. Yes you’re right Chidinma, there’s none like it at this moment. And the entire globe will benefit from this development. Thanks so much, for your beautiful comment. You can also check other published paper to get more interesting articles.

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  100. It was a wonderful read. I appreciate the beautiful ideas in your research and article. I think it would be amazing when rolled out

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    1. Thank you Demola, for your beautiful comment. Surely it will be amazing, when rolled out.
      Please check other published paper to get more interesting knowledge.

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  101. This looks like a good idea. However, don’t you think your idea about the replacement /redesign of doors to AI doors are expensive and difficult to implement

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    1. No Halima, it’s not much expensive or difficult. And that’s because most of the components to be used like 3d sensor and automated sanitizer dispenser could be mounted on walls -few inches away from the door for convenience’s sake, hence it’s easy to implement. Moreover, Thank you for your kind comment and question. Please check other interesting published paper.

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  102. Don’t you think this would take time to implement due to the fact that a door with problems and errors would cause more issues than fix them…. So you would need long term testing before launching

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    1. Yes, you’re right Uju but every door to be used will be well examined for problems and errors before being considered for reconstruction. However, the re-engineering of doors to suit the need of the building will be helpful in reducing the cost of materials to be used in constructing a new door.
      Thank you Uju, for this insight.
      I’ll also love if you check other interesting published paper and your questions too.

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    1. The materials to be used for this development could be sourced from different body except for metallic materials to prevent doors and users from rust and electrocution respectively. Other suitable material are glass, wood, plastic etc. Glass and wood are highly recommended for their durability, zero conductivity, and transparency.
      Thank you Andreas, for kind comment and question. Please check other interesting published paper.

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  103. I love the connection between the door and the phone lines for covid in various states. Good work

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    1. Thank you very much Reginald! I love it too, for it flexibility
      Please check our recent published papers I trust you will find them interesting.

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  104. This project is indeed unique and smart. I love the simplicity and word choice.
    Moreover, just recently I saw on the News that the pandemic is still ravaging innocent Nigerians. If saving the lives of citizens and containing the pandemic are amongst the Federal Government agenda then this project is innovative and promising. With this in place, the increasing number of death cases due to the pandemic will drastically reduce, the virus will be easily contained, and the safety of personnel (medical and civil worker) will be assured.

    Undoubtedly, this work is amazing.

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    1. Thanks so much Harrison, for your beautiful comment, it’s indeed innovative and promising to the Nigerian Society.
      Hopefully, other papers too will interest you too.

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  105. Wow. I just came across this article, and I find it quite interesting. With the reducing number of covid cases now do you think it’s still viable to implement?

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    1. Yes, Christopher it’s indeed interesting. However, you’re right that there are reduction in covid-19 cases in Nigeria when compared to the beginning and fall of 2020, but the sole aim of the covid-19 prevention is to eliminate the virus entirely from the nigerian society. Irrespective of how it is currently, always remember that if a single living human body is left behind with the virus, billions of people will not be guaranteed of safety.
      Thank you so much Christopher, I appreciate your comment. Please see other published paper by clicking on the library section of this site.

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  106. This is very engaging. Do you have artificial sources of powers for this invention or would they depend on the general electrical which is fallible in developing countries?

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    1. Yes Stella, there are many sources of power for this invention. However, owing to the recent issues of climate change, it will be nice to rely on green energy. For example in Nigeria, where electric power supply is not steady, this could be resolved using Solar Energy. Which involves the installation of solar panels as one of the components of the system.
      I sincerely appreciate your question, Stella. Please see other published paper by clicking on the library section of this site.

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    1. Really! If so, thank you very much. I appreciate your kind comment.
      However, please see other interesting published paper by clicking on the library section of this site.

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  107. This is indeed an awesome work, Daniel! The University of Saskatchewan Canada will also be happy to welcome this innovation from you. I’ve already forwarded your email address to Linda Lilienfeld. Expect her message soon, on this regard.

    Can’t wait to work with you. See you soon in Saskatoon, Canada!

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    1. Thank you so much Erica, I already got your congratulatory mail. At first I’m glad for rebroadcasting this paper in Saskatoon, Canada and the whole University Community. Secondly, I appreciate your encouragement and support for more. I pray Canada reduce her covid-19 transmission rate through the adoption of this door design. Moreover, the entire globe will be able to resist any form of the SARS virus upon the adoption and development of this door.

      Thanks to all you in Saskatoon Canada! I appreciate your kind remarks.

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  108. I found the title of this paper interesting when a friend posted it on her whatsapp status and I’m pleased to read through the entire paper. Moreover I want to know the most effective medium of covid-19 spread particularly in Nigeria.

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    1. In Nigeria, covid-19 is primarily spread through direct contact with the respiratory droplets. Very are few spread through the indirect contact i.e contact with an infected area or surface. Though the virus survives for about 72 hours on non-living surface, but the Nigerian weather conditions has not been favorable for the survival of this virus and hence leading to fewer spread through the indirect contact. Also with social distancing in Nigeria, the virus will be reduced greatly.
      Thanks, for your question Nwanochie! Please see other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage. Stay safe!

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  109. In Nigeria, covid-19 is primarily spread through direct contact with the respiratory droplets. Very are few spread through the indirect contact i.e contact with an infected area or surface. Though the virus survives for about 72 hours on non-living surface, but the Nigerian weather conditions has not been favorable for the survival of this virus and hence leading to fewer spread through the indirect contact. Also with social distancing in Nigeria, the virus will be reduced greatly.
    Thanks, for your question Nwanochie! Please see other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage. Stay safe!

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  110. Very catchy and interesting paper, I must confess. Please is there any trusted measure for the prevention of this virus? If yes, please recommend one. Because I get so many false news by the public everyday about covid-19.

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    1. Yeah, you’re right about so many false news about covid-19 mostly in the Nigerian society. However, After so many research done on covid-19. Scientists teemed with the world health organisation to guide the entire public on safer ways of preventing the novel virus. For so long world health organisation WHO and centre for disease control CDC are so far the most reliable source of covid-19 prevention education.
      Thank you so much Xenon, I indeed appreciate your kind remarks and questions please feel free to check other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage.
      Check the link below for trusted prevention method
      https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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  111. Yeah, you’re right about so many false news about covid-19 mostly in the Nigerian society. However, After so many research done on covid-19. Scientists teemed with the world health organisation to guide the entire public on safer ways of preventing the novel virus. For so long world health organisation WHO and centre for disease control CDC are so far the most reliable source of covid-19 prevention education.
    Thank you so much Xenon, I indeed appreciate your kind remarks and questions please feel free to check other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage.
    Check the link below for trusted prevention method
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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  112. Good day. I’m a Metallurgical and Material Engineering student. I’m interested in the kind of material you think works well with this door. Or do you think it’ll go on anything?

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    1. there are over 20 different materials that could be used for door construction.
      1. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. About 40 million tons of PVC are produced each year. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used in construction for pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows.
      2. WOOD: Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.
      3. GLASS: Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid, that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling of the molten form; some glasses such as volcanic glass are naturally occurring

      Amongst these above mentioned materials; woods can easily be sourced within the Nigerian local community.
      Thank you James, for this shared question!

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  113. Incredible. Top notch research. I think this has got to be published in other magazines and journals as a means of publicity and awareness

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    1. Yes Mathew, hopefully it will soon be published in the Nestec magazine.

      However, I appreciate your kind comment and would love you to check other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage.

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  114. I just read thorough your paper, I like that the comment session of your article is interactive so I’ll like to know if your door would be Battery powered or use solar cells as an alternative form of electricity

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    1. Any of the two could be used and also remember that batteries are essential irrespective of the power source. This is to ensure steady availability of power to the system, since the door will run for almost 12hours daily in public offices and more in places like hospitals.
      Same applies to solar energy. The solar system also works with a battery, to store energy which would be used during door operation.

      Thank you so much BEN, for this question and I recommend you check other published paper by just clicking on the library section of the homepage.

      You’ll definitely enjoy them!

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