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Ugandan team Wins Intellectual property awards and Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 World Online Finals

Stephen Kalyesubula, Alvin Leonard, Raymond Kiyegga and Fred Byakuyamba are team members of LabTECH.

They developed an integrated hardware and an android mobile application for diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health especially in low resource settings of Uganda. LabTECH Innovations project is an integrated solution called UriSAF. It’s for effective diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health in low resource settings with their application and Uri scope device.

They also won the Intellectual property innovations expo in April, 2017  and they were recognized by the Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) and NBS Television for wining the health innovations category and also the overall winners.

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Crystalite UV Water Purifier for Low Resource Settings in Uganda

Access to safe water is fundamental to the development of any community. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential. In Uganda, national safe water coverage is estimated at 66% with 42% coverage in rural areas. Over 80% of the population in Uganda live in rural areas and 76% of the rural population receives water from a point water source. These point sources include bore holes and solar pumps that pump water from underground.

With 3.575 million people dying each year from water-related disease, our current water crisis is one of epic proportions. At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by those suffering from illness brought on by limited access to safe drinking water, poor hygiene and sanitation.

Ultraviolet light has for long been used for big water treatment systems for buildings and commercial facilities. Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment works by exposing microorganisms (such as cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia and more) to UV radiation, via a special UV light bulb, which disrupts their DNA and disables their ability to replicate.

Having a system like ours being utilized by people will ensure that we achieve the targets of the Sixth Sustainable Development Goal, “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”. Video Pitch

Lab Tech Innovations Uganda Limited.                                                         Team: Stephen Kalyesubula, Kabwama Alvin, Kiyegga Raymond. P, Byakuyamba Fred,

UriSAF Health Kit for effective diagnosis and monitoring for Pregnant Mothers in Uganda

Since everyone can get a UTI from a dirty toilet or sexual partner, UriSAF allows you to test your urine in their privacy, get to share results with their doctor and get prescriptions.

The last mile solution to reduce the 800 women who die each day from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy. What can it detect? Acidosis, dehydration, diabetic ketoacidosis, diarrhea,kidney failure, kidney tubular acidosis, pyloric obstruction, respiratory alkalosis, urinary tract infection more to be identified. Urine tells a lot on what is happening in your body.

UriSAF is a portable healthcare kit for maternal and sexual reproductive healthcare for testing UTI’s gestational diabetes, ketosis and things mothers test for when they go for antenatal care check ups.

LIFI Verses WIFI Technology: Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp

LIFI© Provided by AFP The Li-Fi technology uses the frequencies generated by LED lights to beam information through the air

Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp — that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with revolutionary wireless technology.

French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the technology at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona. As soon as a smartphone was placed under an office lamp, it started playing a video.

The big advantage of Li-Fi, short for “light fidelity”, is its lightning speed.

Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of over 200 Gbps — fast enough to “download the equivalent of 23 DVDs in one second”, the founder and head of Oledcomm, Suat Topsu, told AFP.

“Li-Fi allows speeds that are 100 times faster than Wi-Fi” which uses radio waves to transmit data, he added.

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