Opportunity AreaHow might we improve demand and access to essential maternal health medicines & supplies in Uganda??
The proposed title of your ideaA smartphone App monitoring a pregnant woman using infrared imaging.
Please describe your idea.smartphone App monitoring a pregnant woman using infrared imaging that will be in passion to be used by every pregnant
What problem does your idea solve in the market?Problem statement. Birth defects: Common birth defects include spine bifida, clubfoot, Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis, notes Health line. These conditions may occur when a body part forms incorrectly, called structural defects, or due to abnormalities in a child’s chromosomes or genes, called metabolic defects. Spine bifida is a condition in which the bones of the spine form improperly, and is common to a child born of a diabetic or obese mother, states WebMD. The mild form normally causes no problems, and most people realize they have this condition during a back X-ray
Briefly explain how you identified the need or opportunityI found out from Mbarara hospital how many mothers come to give birth but when they have never gone for check ups in hospitals to know the healthy conditions of there babies insinde
Who are the beneficiaries of your solution and how will they benefit?The pregnant women will be able to examine them selves and the app will provide the option of sending the results to the doctor
Why are you convinced your solution will solve the problem?Yes am convinced because its the first one of its kind that will be produced at affordable prices to people with smartphones
What other initiatives like yours exist out there? How will you differentiate your solution?There's X-ray and ultrasound being used in hospitals but they are expensive but this app will be cheaper than them
What have you done up-to date to test your idea with potential users? What learnings do you have to share?I shared my idea with some doctors and pregnant women in mbarara hospital and there response was positive they are just waiting for the app to be produced
How will you financially sustain your business?We are hoping to request for funds from Mbarara hospital and Mbarara university
Please share a link to a 3 minute online video that best describes your idea and teamN/A
Please tell us about each founder and their roles on the team. How do you know your founders and how long have you worked together?One is Dr.Bruce at Mbarara hospital 2rd one is me Mwesigwa isaac doing a bachelors degree in computer engineering at Mbarara university
Please tell us about other team members that are not cofounders.Kwemboi Eric Kabagambe Derick
Which members of your team will attend the program full-time?Mwesigwa Isaac Kwemboi Eric