August 2017 Innovate Kenya Finalists

iHelp

iHelp Is a web-based application that aims to improve emergency response services in Kenya. iHelp will enable the user to request for help from anywhere in case of an emergency. Moreover, iHelp comes with a help kit that provides users with vital information regarding an emergency to help the user perform first aid before external help arrives. By incorporating a USSD platform and translation from English to Swahili, the application will provide relevant service to many communities.
School: Precious Blood Secondary, Riruta
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Health & Medical Care, Mobile App & Web Development.
Team Members: Precious Musyoki, Tara Ogoti,Yvonne Wagithi
Faculty Mentors: Mr. Mburu
Project Mentors: Zuena Munywoki

Team Members: Precious Musyoki, Tara Ogoti,Yvonne Wagithi,

Team Members: Precious Musyoki, Tara Ogoti,Yvonne Wagithi

Flood Detector

This project seeks to solve the problem of flooding in flood-prone areas like Budalangi area. The team will use pipes controlled by a switch to collect excess water and utilize it for the generation of power that could be used by the people in the community.
School: Nembu Girls High School, Upper Hill School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Environment
Team Members: Zawadi Felicia, Cecilia Kituma, Stanley Munguti, Antoninah Wachuka
Faculty Mentors: Mr.Micheni
Project Mentors: Ken Abwao

Team Members: Zawadi Felicia, Cecilia Kituma, Stanley Munguti, Antoninah Wachuka

Team Members: Zawadi Felicia, Cecilia Kituma, Stanley Munguti, Antoninah Wachuka

Smart Sniffer

The Smart Sniffer surveillance system is a smart technology that attempts to eliminate cases of academic dishonesty in institutions. The team is proposing to use a small mobile cart that will monitor examination rooms and upload a live video of the hall. They will also incorporate a microcontroller and a metal detector that will limit students from using mobile phones in the exam rooms. The team hopes to boost the quality of graduates from academic institutions.

School: Friends School Kamusinga
Location: Webuye
Categories: Education
Team Members: Duke Makori, Elijah Chege
Project Mentors: Rosemary Wanjiku

Team Members: Duke Makori, Elijah Chege

Team Members: Duke Makori, Elijah Chege

Electric Pen

The Electric Pen is an exciting technology that seeks to provide students a better alternative to carrying loads of books, especially during school holiday. The pen will allow the students to store all their useful notes for the purpose of reading. The Electric Pen is also a safe way for students to store and back up their lesson notes away from accidents like fire.

School: Machakos Boys High School
Location: Machakos County
Categories: Education
Team Members: Jeff Kiteme, Teddy Kikotha, Stanlous Mutili
Faculty Mentors:
Project Mentors: Karl Heinz

Team Members: Jeff Kiteme, Teddy Kikotha, Stanlous Mutili,

Team Members: Jeff Kiteme, Teddy Kikotha, Stanlous Mutili

Intelligent Automotive

The intelligent automotive is a vehicle that aims to minimize road accidents by avoiding collision with obstacles. An ultrasonic sensor connected to the car transmits waves which are reflected from an obstacle back to a microcontroller 8051 family. This guides the vehicle to its right, left, back, and front motion. The speed of each motor is controlled through Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).

School: Nakuru High School
Location: Nakuru County
Categories: Engineering
Team Members: Wycliffe Onzere & Evans Aluku
Project Mentors: Roy Ombati, Andrew Okello

Team Members: Wycliffe Onzere, Evans Aluku

Team Members: Wycliffe Onzere, Evans Aluku

Fight Hunger Project

Many Kenyan communities experience food insecurity due to poor harvests of their crop. The fight hunger project introduces a greenhouse that has optimum conditions for high crop yield. The team will use sensors to record temperature and humidity in the greenhouse and analyze the data to regulate the conditions as required.

School: Agape Hope Schools
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Food & Agriculture
Team Members: Simon Peter, Esther Wandera & Franklyn Ouko
Faculty Mentors: Moses Kerumba
Project Mentors: Karl Heinz

Team Members: Simon Peter, Esther Wandera,  Franklyn Ouko

Team Members: Simon Peter, Esther Wandera, Franklyn Ouko

Auto Aqua

Clean water is rare in many communities in Kenya. The process of purifying the water is costly and requires complicated techniques to get good results. Auto aqua is a home appliance that will provide clean water for drinking and at the same time save energy consumed in the process. The equipment will be fitted with solar panels and water purifiers to filter the water.

School: Riruta Satelite Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Water & Sanitation
Team Members:  Antony Sailas, Moureen Akoth, Joseph Waweru, Abigael Asiako
Faculty Mentors: David Antati
Project Mentors: Zuena Munywoki

Team Members: Antony Sailas, Moureen Akoth,  Joseph Waweru, Abigael Asiako

Team Members: Antony Sailas, Moureen Akoth, Joseph Waweru, Abigael Asiako

Budget Yangu

Budget Yangu is a web-based solution that aims to establish transparency in the county governments regarding expenditure of funds. The interactive website will allow citizens to monitor how funds in their respective counties are used. The project will contribute towards economic growth of the country through proper management of funds from the county level.

School: Precious Blood Riruta
Category: Governance and Policy
Team Members: Betty Daisy,Dorcas Anyango
Faculty mentors: Mr. Mburu
Project Mentors: Rosemary Wanjiku

Team Members: Dorcas Anyango, Betty Daisy

Team Members: Betty Daisy,Dorcas Anyango

Copper Unit

Several households in Kenyan communities still face challenges in acquiring electricity. The copper unit offers an affordable alternative to the usual power supply from KPLC. The unit utilizes a very simple mechanism of conduction that requires minimum skill to generate electricity for a household. The team intends to collaborate with the community to create partnerships that will enable access to an affordable and reliable supply of electricity.

School: Agape Hope Schools
Categories: Energy
Team Members: Brian Kihiko, Francis Waweru
Faculty Mentor: Moses Kerumba
Project Mentors: Ken Abwao

Team Members: Brian Kihiko,Francis Waweru

Team Members: Brian Kihiko, Francis Waweru

Automated Shoe Shining

Cleaning and brushing shoes can consume a lot of time and energy in a day. In the automated shoe shining project, the team will use simple mechanisms of motors and microcontrollers to create a machine that will clean and brush shoes of all sizes. Their target is to provide solutions for students in school at home and people at work.

School: Riruta Satelite Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Engineering
Team Members: Rahab Nekesa, Francis Lumiti,Linda Nekesa
Faculty mentors: Mr. David Antati
Project Mentors: Andrew Okello

Team Members:  Rahab Nekesa, Francis Lumiti,Linda Nekesa

Team Members: Rahab Nekesa, Francis Lumiti,Linda Nekesa

Nyota Ndogo

Nyota Ndogo is a team that believes trash can be turned into something beautiful and useful for the community. The team aims to improve neatness of the environment by minimizing dumping of waste bottle tops. Nyota Ndogo believes that by educating the community on how to make crafts, people could make art and earn an income in the process and improve their living standards.

School: Nembu Girls High School
Location: Nairobi County
Categories: Art & Crafts
Team Members: Grace Gichira, Vanessa Adiba, Shilda Achieng
Faculty Mentors: Mr. Micheni
Project Mentors: Wangari Muchue & Faith Nyaga

Nyota

Team Members: Grace Gichira, Vanessa Adiba, Shilda Achieng

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