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Prepare now for the
solutions of tomorrow.
DA V I D N Z A S S I M B O M P E L A
(Republic of the Congo)
IF YOU CAN DREAM
IT, YOU CAN DO IT.
E L I K I A : D I S I N F E C TA N T C H A M B E R
27-year-old David Nzassi Mbompela believes in the adage “if you can dream
it, you can do it.” David got concerned when he saw the laissez-faire attitude
demonstrated by his country-folk in spite of the threats posed by COVID-19.
Inadequate sanitary habits forced
him to think fast and this inspired
him to dream up an all-encompassing solution. “I saw people leaving
their homes and entering public
places without temperature checks,
or sanitation,” David says. “It is this
concern that inspired me to make
a ‘small house’ where people enter
for a rapid temperature check and
sanitization.” This is how Smart-Portic
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P R E V E N T I O N TO O L .
The Smart-Portic is an essential
COVID-19 prevention tool. it is an
all-encompassing shed for use in
public places that incorporates an
infrared thermometer for taking
temperatures, a hot purifier to
sanitise clothes with an automatic
tap for washing hands, a GSM phone
to call the COVID-19 call center,
ventilators, protection switches, and
a thermostat all incorporated in one.
The Smart-Portic is widely accepted
In 2018, David was among the
25 top persons who made the tech
space in Congo Brazzaville and
was featured in the newspaper
I saw people leaving their homes and entering public
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places without temperature checks, or sanitation.