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Didier Yapi

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April 10, 2015
Didier Yapi passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Côte d'Ivoire. This outstanding inventor was suffering from a pulmonary infection for several years.

Only a few Africans can measure the immense loss represented by the untimely demise of this authentic genius. Unfortunately, far too many geniuses die in Africa without support from the rulers.

May 15, 2014
Didier Yapi is a researcher and inventor from Côte d'Ivoire who has developed numerous inventions in the IT field since 1998. Among his inventions, there is the Dead Cryptor, the Mystery 7° mouse, the Incorporated Keyboard 1 (IK1), etc.

The Dead Cryptor
In 2001, Didier Yapi decided to do some research on CD-ROMs and DVDs by studying copying, reading and manufacturing mechanisms of these removable media, as well the organic matter they are made of. This is how he developed the Dead Cryptor, a device that allows you to view the contents of a DVD or CD media without being able to copy them to the computer. With limited financial resources, he managed to manufacture a prototype in 2003 that was showcased and tested at the Ivorian copyright office (BURIDA) in 2006 and 2007. This prototype eventually earned him international recognition.

Mystery mouse 7°
This is a computer mouse that helps in determining the age of the person using it. It can be useful to prevent access to certain files or websites to minors, among others. If two parties each have a Mystery 7° mouse, it can also create a real greeting feeling thanks to a vibration sent over the Internet to the corresponding party via a specific communication interface.

Incorporated Keyboard 1 (IK1)
The IK1 is a keyboard which can be used digitally in 4 dimensions. In other words, this keyboard is invisible on the desktop of the user who must be familiar with the location of keyboard keys on a flat, "empty" and invisible surface. Until the release of the "Fly Mouse" innovation, it is still possible to use the arrow keys or else to navigate. The inventor claimed that this technology is already operational, as shown in the photo below, which gives the impression that the user is typing a text directly from the desk.

The IK2 which is still being developed will help the user to locate keyboard keys thanks to a light projection of the characters on the desk. When he gets closer to the computer, the characters will appear; and when he gets away from it, the characters will disappear.

Once again, this inventor shows that any industrial development strategy on the African continent that does not take into account the contribution of African inventors and researchers is certainly doomed to failure. What is sad is that so-called African politicians do not still understand that after more than five decades of independence.

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