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OAU Nominated in Multiple Categories of the 5th Nigeria Technology Awards (NiTA)

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY  has been nominated for the following NIGERIA Technology Awards (NiTA), 2019 categories:

1. Most Innovative Federal University of the Year
2. Best Use of Technology Federal University
3. Best Use of Social Media Federal University
4. Federal University Website of the Year (www.oauife.edu.ng)


NIGERIA Technology Awards (NiTA) is an event organized to celebrate and reward Technology Entrepreneurs, Technology Professionals, Corporate Organizations, Innovators, Academicians, Inventors and policymakers (Government) in Nigeria; the Award is aimed at building a large scale and internationally recognized Technology Awards in Nigeria.

The objective is to promote and celebrate the excellent achievements to which Nigeria Technology professionals and organizations contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, the Awards also aims to encourage local practitioners to develop innovative and creative Technology solutions, which will uplift the image of Nigeria both locally and internationally.

VOTING & JUDGING PROCESS
The awards voting portal (www.nigeriatechnologyawards.com/voting) will be open for general public voting starting from 14th October, 2019 to 28th October, 2019.

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OAU Researchers Awarded Patent In Collaborative Research Works

NG/PT/NC/2016/1957 - Medical Electronic Percussion Appliance (MEPA)

INVENTORS: Prof. L. O. Kehinde, Miss. J. O. Utulu, Mr. O. D. Oderhohwo, Dr. O. Ogunlade 

INVENTION:

A design of a Medical Electronic Percussion Appliance (MEPA) has resulted in the award of a patent No. NG/PT/NC/2016/1957.

This is a joint collaborative research between researchers in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a researcher in the Department of Physiological Sciences. The Instrumentation research group in this design is headed by Prof. L. O. Kehinde and the other members of this design team are Mr. Joseph UTULU and Miss Ogheneuriri ODERHOHWO. The researcher from the Physiological Sciences is Dr. Oluwadare Ogunlade.

The Medical Electronic Percussion Appliance hereby described and referred to as MEPA consists of an electromechanical assembly that perturbs a patient’s body (in this case, the human chest or abdomen)  and a sound signal monitoring section that tells the kind of percussion note (sound) received based on the properties of the sound that is generated from the percussed area. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Library is employed to get the frequency components of the analyzed signal. This received frequency is displayed on a Liquid Crystal Display as well as represented by brightly coloured LEDs. 

This new MEPA device brings with it the advantage of performing percussion, frequency analysis and display of percussion note (sound) in real time, thereby aiding fast and reliable diagnosis which had been absent in earlier designs.

The patent was processed through the OAU’s IPTTO Office located at the former Distance Learning Complex, off road 1, OAU, Ile-Ife. The Office is always ready to assist researchers/inventors process their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) resulting from research activities. IPRs are Intellectual Assets that enhance the value of invention for the purpose of commercialization through outright sale, exploitation or licensing of the invention. IP Assets are more relevant for meeting market needs and wealth creation through university-industry linkage, technology transfer and licensing in this knowledge-driven age.

IPTTO can be contacted through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information on all issues relating to IPRs (Patent, Copyright, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Trade Secret among others)

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