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Africa is fast becoming a hub of innovation that could improve people’s lives using technology. Here are a few awesome innovations from Africa by Africans - Homegrown, Deployed and Sustainable.
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University graduate and inventor Brian Turyabagye has created a biomedical smart jacket that can diagnose pneumonia faster than a doctor. He named the jacket “Mamaope“, or “Mother’s Hope” – referencing the 27 000 children who die of pneumonia in Uganda every year. The jacket has a mobile phone application with Bluetooth that does the diagnosis four times more accurately than a doctor. It analyses the chest and sends information to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Like many major cities around the world, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo also has the same congestion problems. This is why a team of Congolese engineers at Kinshasa Higher Institute of Applied Technique have created human-like robots that can detect and record traffic flow. The info is then sent to the institution and analyzed and used to drive traffic.
Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and among the largest in the world. Called The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, it will be working with a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area to be able to explore the universe.
Lalle Nadjagou from Dapaong in northern Togo, has always had a fascination with technology and design. It is no wonder that he is the mastermind behind Woelab’s 3D printing. They started making their own 3D printers using e-waste and have begun putting a machine in each school within 1km of the workshop. This could really revolutionise how our continent not only deals with e-waste and recycling but also new design technology.