Great Innovations Showcased at UCC’s Acia Awards Exhibitions

Thin Void Tambula team designed a Boda Boda tracking GPS device. Photos by Nickson Segawa/ChimpReports

Great Innovations were on Friday showcased at Uganda Communications Commission’s Acia 2016 Awards exhibitions that were held at Serena hotel.

The awards which are aimed at recognizing and honoring outstanding ICT innovators saw over 50 youths and businesses showcasing their innovations in ICT, clinic http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/newsletter/subscription/lists.php and the best projects in the different categories were awarded.

Among the exhibitors was the ‘Tambula’ team that designed a GPS device can be used by Boda Boda cyclists to track their motor cycles.

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ChimpReports spoke to the team leader of the Tambula crew who explained that “With this device installed, pill http://curaacufeni.com/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php Boda Boda cyclists won’t  need to fight with iron-bar men that have always attacked them in hunt for their boda bodas; the device will tack the boda boda wherever it may go, http://cheaplikesfollowers.com/wp-admin/includes/edit-tag-messages.php ”

He added that the device has been tested and is currently tracking a total of 2000 boda bodas in the towns of Jinja, Kampala and Mbarara.

“We have so far recovered a total of 200 motorcycles that were reported missing; we hope to roll the device to tracking laptops, watches and any other hardware.”

Ceramics Store displ;ays their prducts during the exhibition

Ceramics Store displ;ays their prducts during the exhibition

Among the many mind blowing projects was also the Mama Midwife Software, a mobile system designed to help determine different parameters of a child in the womb in a bid to combat obstructed human labour.

“The system will enable midwives determine the heartbeat, contractions and temperature of the baby in the womb with a lot of ease; the midwife will as well document the details of the patient and monitor through an app that is already operational,” explained Brian Kasigazi, the lead exhibitor who is also a Makerere student.

Maama baby midwife system's team leader

Maama baby midwife system’s team leader

From Kyambogo University, a student designed robot in form of a toy car that he said will be used for purposes of surveillance and an automatic security light system.

Kyambogo student exhibits a robot for surveilance

Kyambogo student exhibits a robot for surveilance

The day was climaxed with a dinner and the award giving event that was presided over by the Minister for ICT Eng. John Nasasira.


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