TIT: African innovations that could change the world but are nowhere to be found

Mildred Europa Taylor May 22, 2018 at 04:20pm

May 22, 2018 at 04:20 pm | Tech & Innovation

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

May 22, 2018 at 04:20 pm | Tech & Innovation

The inventors claim their invention can diagnose pneumonia three to four times faster than a doctor

Smart jacket

It was all joy last year when news broke that a Ugandan had invented a biomedical jacket that diagnoses pneumonia rapidly and accurately, especially when the deadly condition continues to kill many.

Brian Turyabagye and his business partner, Olivia Koburongo created Mama-Ope, a biomedical smart jacket that improves accuracy and the speed of diagnosing pneumonia.

The jacket analyses the chest and then sends the information via Bluetooth to a smartphone app.

Turyabagye’s invention as at last year was in the prototype phase as the team announced that it was still working on the production concept.

Many are now wondering when the jacket will be certified for use in health centres and hospitals to be able to bring respite to millions of people who are affected by the disease.

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