As you may already know, the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) innovation lab of Makerere University’s School of Public Health will be exhibiting 14 homegrown ICT support innovations by young people tomorrow in a Facebook Live session.
The program was incubated and mentored while the country was under partial lockdown due to the novel coronavirus. Supported by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, the exhibition tomorrow (ICT Katale 2020) goes along way to show that even in inconveniences of lockdown, young people’s innovative minds were never at rest.
Today we profile, a few of the innovations that will be part of the exhibitions tomorrow.
Akatale Fresh: According to a brief we have obtained from the developers, this offers customers a ‘green carpet’ online shopping experience for the delivery of the best quality fresh groceries to their doorstep! Grocery orders can be placed either via the mobile application, which is available on the Google Play Store or through their website. With this, your search for fresh groceries may have been made easier.
Jaguza: This is an online and offline, cloud-based livestock management system that incorporates the use of sensors, drones, livestock collars and GPS trackers to gather real-time information about location, speed, body temperature and stress levels of livestock. This information is processed using advanced algorithms using artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning.
MyLib is an interactive digital curriculum tailor made to suit the Ugandan curriculum for primary pupils for the subjects of Science and Mathematics. The platform seeks to level the playing field between rural and urban schools by adopting a blended learning approach that combines face-to-face instruction with computer mediated instructions with animations and illustrations.
SignTapp seeks to ease the linking of Deaf persons to with interpreters. The platform thereby enables Deaf persons to access social services and other opportunities while also creating opportunities for Sign Language Interpreters to be able to vend their services and get economically empowered.
The Sign Language Dictionary and Translator is an innovation that has been designed to enhance communication and learning of the impaired deaf and dumb individuals in our society.
Blind Assistant Application is a mobile App that uses Artificial intelligence and Machine learning to assist the blind and visually impaired in reading text as they go about their life.
Farm-Lite is a farm management system software tool built to facilitate record keeping on commercial farm entities.
These and some more that we will profile later today will all be under showcase tomorrow on Facebook Live session whose link and access details we shall share soon enough.