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Togo, Woelab, and the e-waste 3D printer

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Get ready! Our next video comes from Lome, Togo, and features Team Woelab and their vision for LoHighTech, for example this $100 3D Printer made entirely of electronic waste. 


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Get ready! Our next video comes from Lome, Togo, and features Team Woelab and their vision for LoHighTech, for example this $100 3D Printer made entirely of electronic waste. 


Stay tuned and get ready to have your minds blown! This Monday, April 21st!
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Mobilium Global Designs App to Fight Disease
"The application is focused on providing an accurate baseline information resource on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria" more here
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Mobilium Global Designs App to Fight Disease

"The application is focused on providing an accurate baseline information resource on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria" more here

My Africa Is smart healthcare

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Twenty-two-year-old Khaled Shady is the Egyptian entrepreneur behind Mubser, an invention that assists the blind and visually impaired to identify and navigate around everyday objects. Shady’s inspiration behind creating Mubser came from wanting to help a close friend who lost his eyesight in an accident at the age of 15. “So I thought about how I can help him,” .
Together with three other computer engineering graduates from Menoufia University in Egypt’s Shebin El-Kom, a wearable device was created that uses RGB imaging and infrared depth data captured by a 3D depth camera to assist individuals to navigate around obstacles using a system of vibration motors. The device is also able to recognise staircases, doors and chairs and can name these objects to the wearer through a Bluetooth-connected headset. Shady and the Mubser team are still refining their prototype.
“We have given two prototypes to people to use in real life and then we will take their feedback and enhance it, and add it to the next prototype that we are working on,” explained Shady.
He added that his vision is to add more features to the device so that blind individuals can accurately imagine all their surroundings.
“It’s about the future for them; that’s how I keep thinking about the platform itself. So in the next five years I see Mubser as being the sixth sense that they depend on.”
(via Young CEO invents navigational technology for the blind)

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Twenty-two-year-old Khaled Shady is the Egyptian entrepreneur behind Mubser, an invention that assists the blind and visually impaired to identify and navigate around everyday objects. Shady’s inspiration behind creating Mubser came from wanting to help a close friend who lost his eyesight in an accident at the age of 15. “So I thought about how I can help him,” .

Together with three other computer engineering graduates from Menoufia University in Egypt’s Shebin El-Kom, a wearable device was created that uses RGB imaging and infrared depth data captured by a 3D depth camera to assist individuals to navigate around obstacles using a system of vibration motors. The device is also able to recognise staircases, doors and chairs and can name these objects to the wearer through a Bluetooth-connected headset. Shady and the Mubser team are still refining their prototype.

“We have given two prototypes to people to use in real life and then we will take their feedback and enhance it, and add it to the next prototype that we are working on,” explained Shady.

He added that his vision is to add more features to the device so that blind individuals can accurately imagine all their surroundings.

“It’s about the future for them; that’s how I keep thinking about the platform itself. So in the next five years I see Mubser as being the sixth sense that they depend on.”

(via Young CEO invents navigational technology for the blind)

Uganda celebrates its tech entrepreneurs

Three students from the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Scienceshave won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant worth $50,000 for their project WinSenga, a smartphone app that performs ultrasounds on pregnant women and can detect problems like ectopic pregnancies and abnormal heartbeats. The winning, Team Cipher256, consists of Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello, and Josiah Kavuma.

Nigerian Professor Experiments with Creating Electric Car and Power bike

With the world shifting towards greener and more efficient energy supplies, a Nigerian professor at Covenant University aims to steer Nigeria in the same direction. He has developed a prototype electric car and power bike, to help locals contribute to the gren revolution by cutting down on pollution.