April 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

Medbit

Medbit Inc Is an ICT solution that seeks to reduce mortality rates in East Africa by providing reliable information about medical facilities, their locations, and services offered.Medbit Inc will provide a platform for patients access healthcare facilities when needed including emergency services. Additionally, Medbit will have a database with information on drugs previously accessible to chemists and pharmacists.The information is provided by professions in health care and legit medical facilities ensuring accuracy and reliability
School: Loreto Convent Valley Road
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Health & Medical Care, Mobile App & Web Development.
Team Members: Mary Christine, Eden Kagwiria, & Jesse Kimotho
Faculty Mentors: Mrs. Alice Gatoto
Project Mentors: Marian Muthui & Elsis Sitati

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Team members: Renee Auma , Mary Christine

Skypod

Skypod is a futuristic transport solution that seeks to reduce road accidents and traffic by creating a rapid and efficient transit system which will comprise of pods and rails. The team is hoping to use the electro-magnetism concept to provide a hovering effect to propel the pods forward. The system will be controlled by computers and is intended for countrywide implementation.

School: Makini High School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Transport & Engineering
Team Members: Vera Atieno & Kendy Anyika
Project Mentors: Irving Amukasa & Elsis Sitati

TEAM MEMBERS: VERAH ATIENO, KENDY ANYIKA

TEAM MEMBERS: VERAH ATIENO, KENDY ANYIKA

Plastic and Wine Bottles Chandeliers

This project seeks to solve the problem of environmental pollution by recycling plastic bottles, spoons, cups and wine bottles to manufacture beautiful and affordable chandeliers for homes. The end product is long lasting since the material is non-biodegradable.

School: Mary Leakey Girls’ High School
Location: Kiambu county
Categories: Environment
Team Members: Tracy Peninah & Mary Muthoni
Project Mentors: Wangari Muchue

TEAM MEMBERS: TRACY PENINAH, MARY MUTHONI

TEAM MEMBERS: TRACY PENINAH, MARY MUTHONI

Organo Power

Waste to Watts team will utilize organic waste to generate electricity by designing a battery made out of organic wastes. On a larger scale, the group is looking to target for informal settlements with their project which will help in reducing pollution and also providing waste management solutions in the target areas. Furthermore it will improve community development and provide employment opportunities for young people.

School: Loreto Convent Msongari
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Energy, Environment
Team Members: Tracy Muthoni, Tamara Cheruiyot, Michelle Kibias
Faculty Mentors: Mr Ondeyo
Project Mentors: Tom Marunga & Andrew Okello-Syata

TEAM MEMBERS:TRACY MUTHONI,TAMARA CHERUIYOT, MICHELLE KIBIAS

TEAM MEMBERS:TRACY MUTHONI,TAMARA CHERUIYOT, MICHELLE KIBIAS

Decorative Tiles

This team has seen how much dumping of eggshells contributes to environmental pollution in Kawangware. The Deco tiles project is working towards creating a clean and safe environment by using eggshells to make affordable decorative tiles. Decorative Tiles will also provide employment opportunities for young people.

School: Beth Mugo High School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Environment
Team Members: Susan Wanjiku & Sandra Otieno
Project Mentors: Wangari Muchue

Team members: Susan Wanjiku, Sandra Kisuge

Team members: Susan Wanjiku, Sandra Kisuge

Modified CCTV

Modified CCTV-Despite the existing CCTV infrastructure, people still face insecurity challenges whether in their homes and on the roads. The Modified CCTV will help save lives by monitoring inside vehicles. With the control of a servo motor, the CCTV cameras will rotate through 360 degrees capturing a 3D view of objects and people. The team hopes to collaborate with security companies and vehicle manufacturers to achieve their goal.
School: St.Theresa Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Engineering
Team Members: Samson Mukiri, Specioza Matista, Cynthia Juma, Victor Kiarie
Project Mentors: Ken Abwao

Team members: Samson Mukiri, Spacioza Matista, Cynthia Juma, Victor Kiarie

Team members: Samson Mukiri, Spacioza Matista, Cynthia Juma, Victor Kiarie

Energy Revolution

Many Kenyan communities depend on Kenya Power and Lighting Company(KPLC) for electricity.This over-dependence leads to unexpected blackouts and unreliable supply of power. Energy Revolution project intends to provide alternative sources of power by establishing an industry that will produce electricity using both wind and solar energy.

School: St.Theresa Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Energy
Team Members: Edna Kavosa, Stephen Mungai, Rhoda Atieno, Titus Ochieng & Jessica Nivah
Faculty Mentors: Mr. Humphrey
Project Mentors: Andrew Okello-Syata & Marian Muthui
Energy

Takaposts & Takablocks

The project will utilize the increasing number of plastic waste and produce valuable products such as building blocks and posts that are strong and can endure termites. Using plastic waste will provide an alternative to wood thus reducing deforestation. The project will also provide employment for young people through the plastic waste collection.

School: Sokoke Boys High School
Location: Kilifi County
Categories: Environment
Team Members: Mwachitu Mzungu, Bajila Jackson & Ronald Otiyo
Faculty Mentors: Simon Kuria
Project Mentors: Andrew Okello-Syata

Team Members: Mwachitu Mzungu, Bajila Jackson & Ronald Otiyo

Team Members: Mwachitu Mzungu, Bajila Jackson & Ronald Otiyo

E-Gen

Generating electricity to meet the high demand in the market is expensive. E-Gen is a device that utilizes electromagnetic induction, programming, and other engineering principles to generate electricity for households. The innovative solution seeks to reduce environmental pollution by providing clean energy solutions for consumers.

School: Graduated
Category: Energy
Team Members: Washington Kamadi & John Adongo
Project Mentors: Tom Marunga

Team Members: Washington Kamadi & John Adongo

Team Members: Washington Kamadi & John Adongo

Range Extender

The Range Extender seeks to increase the recharge time for electric machinery and cars while minimizing air pollution. By adding a small generator to the driveshaft of an electric car, the power drawn from the batteries will be boosted thus increasing the range of the vehicle. The solution will reduce the cost of running electric machines including cars, ships and diesel-electric trains

School: Graduated
Categories: Energy
Team Members: Amos Gatuku
Project Mentors: Ken Abwao

Team Members: Amos Gatuku

Team Members: Amos Gatuku

Bluwdrive

Bluwdrive is a Universal Serial Bus that will use Bluetooth technology to aid safe storage and transfer of personal data through an application software designed for a range of hardware. The device is cross-functional as there exist numerous Bluetooth enabled devices to interface.Moreover, Bluwdrive offers data security for the user. Some of the features the user gets to enjoy are streaming music and videos from your device, organizing documents and synchronizing them for offline access and editing pictures.

School: Graduated (Moi Forces Academy)
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Mobile App & Web Development
Team Members: Daniel Kihanya Gitau, Patrick Linsen Asembo & Isaac Venant Mwondi
Project Mentors: Irving Amukasa

Team Members:  Daniel Kihanya Gitau, Patrick Linsen Asembo & Isaac Venant Mwondi

Team Members: Daniel Kihanya Gitau, Patrick Linsen Asembo & Isaac Venant Mwondi

i-Sight

i-Sight will help visually impaired people including children and students. The special glasses will use real-time processing to enable blind people to perform basic tasks such as crossing the road, shopping, getting a taxi. The gadget also allows the user to call for help by using a distress button.

School: St. Mary’s Boys High School
Location: Nyeri County
Categories: Health & Medical Care,Web & App development
Team Members: Eric Mbaki Mwaura & Brian Kariuki Kamenju
Faculty Mentors: Mr. Michael
Project Mentors: Ken Abwao

Team Members: Erick Mbaki, Brian Kamenju

Team Members: Erick Mbaki, Brian Kamenju

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