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Students invent asthma prevention idea

27 Sep 2021

Rajunor, Theophania and Jinelle from Nigeria thought up a solution to alert people to environmental changes that could cause asthma attacks

The team discovered that asthma patients suffered more in cloudy seasons and so came up with an idea that uses the BBC micro:bit’s temperature sensor and an alert system to solve the problem. This inventive solution is the winning entry in the 2021 8 to 14-year-old paper prototype category for Africa. It aimed to solve an issue related to Global Goal 3, Good health and well-being.

Asthma prevention idea, a video submitted to the 2021 do your :bit Global Goals challenge

I am an asthmatic patient, and I understand the embarrassment people in my community, most especially students in my school, undergo when attacked by asthma.

Jinelle, winner 8 to 14-year-old paper prototype category for Africa

The do your :bit challenge is an annual competition which sets young people the challenge to innovate and design solutions relevant to the impacts of the Global Goals that are meaningful to them.

Children and young people innovating with technology

The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions. All projects and lesson resources are available for free and entries can be submitted into two age-range categories, 8 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 18-year-olds. 8 to 14-year-olds can submit either a paper prototype or working micro:bit solution.

Read about all of this year’s winning entries.

The next do your :bit challenge opens in early 2022, you can find out more about the challenge and access Global Goals project resources and lessons here.

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