STUDENTS of Electrical
Engineering Department of
the Federal Polytechnic, Bida,
have designed a patient to
doctor emergency notification
system for use in hospitals.
In a press release sent to
Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday from
Federal Polytechnic, Bida,
it said that the new device
made up of a transmitter and
receiver, was made with main
purpose of patients’ getting
doctor’s attention in times of
Some of the students
Emmanuel Osarhumen and
Olapade Olu Peter who are
among among the inventors,
noted that the transmitter which
covers about 0- 80 kilometers
uses a wireless signal .
They explained that the
transmitter would be placed
at the bedside of the patient in
each ward, and that when the
patient required attention of the
doctor or health worker, he or
she would only press the red
button on the transmitter while
the receiver section consists of an
LCD display and buzzer, which
is placed in the doctor’s office,
and when a patient presses the
red button on the transmitter,
the doctor would receive a
notification on the receiver
section displaying the ward and
bed (a buzzer alarm); adding that
in case the doctor falls asleep the
alarm keeps beeping.
Furthermore, they stated that
their motivation for this was
to save lives and the time of
patients and nurses running to
the doctor’s office in case of an
emergency in a ward.
Emmanuel said, “my
motivation to carry out this work
started when I visited a sick
friend at a medical centre and at
night the patient in another ward
started having crisis and doctors
attention was needed but there
was nobody with the patient he
was unable to walk nor talk, I
went to the ward and found him
on the floor, this motivated me to
go for this project.”
In the same vein, the former
Head of Department of Electrical
Engineering Department,
Engineer Abdulhraheem who
supervised the project work, said
he was really impressed with
the students coming up with the
idea, stating that hospitals really
needed the device in order to
reduce the number of casualties,
“because with this device all
you need to do is to press the
button and the doctor sees the
notification, displaying the ward
and bed.’’

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