My first experience with any wearable device was with a cheaply-made clip-on pedometer. All that did was track my steps the few times I remembered to clip it on my body. To say it was a nuisance will be an understatement. Fast forward a few years later, I was able to afford my first Fitbit… Read More The Potentials of Wearable Devices for Tackling Healthcare Challenges in Africa
The Nigerian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Start-up, Ubenwa Intelligence Solutions founded by Charles Onu has developed a machine learning system that can take as input the cry of a baby, analyse the amplitude and frequency patterns in the cry, to give instant diagnosis of birth asphyxia. This condition which according to World Health Organisation is one… Read More Nigeria’s Charles Onu has Developed an App that Detects Asphyxia in Babies from their Cry
The word “Tech” has increasingly been used in recent times to describe some startups in Africa. This is because Africans are starting more businesses around digital technology. We have many African startups like Jobberman, OXL, Jumia, Tolet, etc. that are referred to as Tech companies, some have been categorised as edtech (Tuteria, Prepclass), fintech (FarmDrive,… Read More Are African Tech Companies ‘Tech’ Enough to be Called Tech Companies?
The health sector in Nigeria has been swimming in inefficiency for decades as the governments of several regimes has neglected their fundamental duty to give good and quality health care to citizens. While Nigeria boasts of being linked to some of the best doctors in the world, the health sector in the country is a… Read More How Hard it is to See a Doctor in Nigerian Government Hospital
Blockchain is a hot topic around the world these days, but for Africans, the technology remains an elusive concept. Some even think it is a scam! The continent presently suffers from the lack of adequate science and tech education and communication. The absence of communication of science and tech development as they evolve is responsible for… Read More What is a Blockchain and How Does it Work? a simple explanation (for dummies)
Three university engineering graduates in Uganda are taking on one of the leading killers of young children in Africa – pneumonia. They say the prototype of their invention, a “smart jacket” they have named Mama’s Hope, can diagnose the illness faster and more accurately than the current medical protocol. Four-month-old Nakato Christine writhes on a… Read More Meet Ugandans Who Invented a Better Way to Diagnose Pneumonia