Meet Osman Rihan, a medical student from the University of Elimam Elmahadi in Sudan, who invented an infrared thermometer. The working principle of this thermometer is the phenomenon of black body radiation which enables it to measure body temperature remotely. This invention is helpful in detecting a rise in body temperature which is among the most common symptoms of COVID-19. His innovative idea was motivated by the fact that early detection of COVID-19 reduces the risk of community transmission. As an undergraduate medical student, Osman owns more than 6 patents in the medical and child protection field and has received several awards in international competitions. He aspires to support his country in every way he can to overcome the ongoing pandemic. We honor Osman for his great work!

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