14-Year-Old Girl Wins Award for Creating Robot that Solves Health Problems

A 14-year-old girl, Famidah Yussuf, has emerged as the Union Bank’s The Next Robotics Legend after designing a humanoid robot.

According to a post by Union Bank of Nigerian on LinkedIn, the humanoid robot is called Famidah and it solves problems of shortage of medical personnel.

The teenager’s goal is to reduce the burden of record-keeping and regular health checks by doctors or nurses, thereby utilising sensors that automatically track patients’ vitals.

Famidah”s humanoid robot dispenses drugs to patients, ensures regular ward rounds, and takes health records such as body temperature, heartbeat rate, blood oxygen, and blood pressure.

Nigerians on LinkedIn soon flooded the comment section of Union Bank’s post to congratulate the young girl. Following her big win, she emerged as the next Robotic Legend.

A man identified as Jafar Alabi Zubair also took to LinkedIn to celebrate the teenager by sharing the good news on his page. Chidiebere Aruma said: “Congratulations dear.” The young girl has lifted up the spirits of other young students in the neighbourhood.

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