Strathmore University Students Participate in the 3rd Africa Grand Challenge
Four Strathmore University students took part in the 3rd Africa Grand Challenge with the theme; to innovate for Africa, to collaborate and learn together, and to foster multi-level partnerships for sustainable futures. The team emerged 3rd in the Healthcare category and were named outstanding in the prototype presentation.
The event took place at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January, 2018. Students from eight African universities made presentations focusing on topics such as the application of drone technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and innovation in the fields of healthcare, animal science and wildlife management.
Strathmore students, Leonard Mabele – MSc. Mobile Telecommunications and Innovations, Jeremiah Dindi – MSc. Mobile Telecommunications and Innovations, Dianah Ivayoh – fourth year – Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Victoria Kangogo – third year – Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, presented Leveraging IoT and Drone Technologies for Efficient Response to Emergencies and Support for Chronic Patients.
The students proposed the use of an integrated system incorporating a distributed drone park, a control platform, and medical practitioners, running on a GPS/GSM-centered Location-Based-Service (LBS), to enable near real-time medical responses to emergency situations like road accidents, snake bites and chronic health conditions.