Over 60 percent of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in this part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile, and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. The students are participants in Microsoft's YouthSpark programme, a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science, empowering them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities.
Value for Dubai
Smart health solutions such as WinSenga increase access to care for all residents and visitors. Dubai can continue to support such smart innovations by creating opportunities for students and young professionals to conceive, develop and implement smart solutions for common health challenges.