Monday, 1 April 2019

Three students of the University of Lagos, (UNILAG) have reportedly developed a software that can track and expose human traffickers as well as rescue and rehabilitate victims.


The Outreach and Communication Officer, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), Mr Sylvester Atere, said;
“The trio of David Popoola, Eyitayo Ogunbiyi and Chukwudumebi Onwuli of System Engineering and Computer Engineering departments of the University of Lagos led the pack of upcoming professionals.

“With their web application design that helps both trafficked victims and their loved ones learn about human trafficking and access to tools that can potentially save them.
“Tagged ‘Let’s Fight Trafficking’ or ‘LFT’ for short, the key features of the product include an e-learning planning platform to help educate people on human trafficking; a facial recognition system that matches feed from webcams.

“Other images to see if there already exists a reported case with a similar image in the database; a portal for victim’s close friends to file reports about trafficking cases in their area.
“A heat map, generated from report data to let users know where trafficking is most prevalent and take preventive measures,” he added

The winners have won for themselves free tickets to the Global Hackathon for Justice event to hold at the Google Headquarters in #SiliconValley in August, where they will participate as mentors.

A team of four students from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology #LAUTECH, Ogbomoso held the second spot for developing a mobile application called ‘Athena’.
Athena allows people to report crime, emergencies and detects the location of users and compose a crime report. It also helps users learn about their rights and provides anonymity for whistleblowers.

Standing ovation👏👏👏

Author: verified_user