Submitted byadmin on2 March 2020
Stephen
Email:
stashobya@gmail.com
Country:
Uganda
Award Year:
Prize:
Prize Amount:
1500 USD
Overview:

Our solution tackles the problem of high rates of maternal and infant mortality related to pregnancy complications. Our solution Wekebere is a hand-held fetal monitoring system that monitors conditions of unborn babies in remote areas where health centers are hard to reach. A pregnant mother wears the belt on the abdomen with sensors attached which picks up signals from the fetus and send them to the microcontroller for processing and thereafter results are displayed on the screen, which are either normal or abnormal. Our device Wekebere does not need a medical specialist/physician to operate the device; even naive user can fully use the device and monitor their fetus. Apart from fetal heart rate, it also monitors other parameters like uterine contraction and temperature.

 

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