Nurse in Hand, a Kenyan startup that geo-maps accidents and emergencies in Kenya and alerts the registered paramedics, ambulances and air rescue services available, police stations, and classified hospitals within the vicinity has signed a partnership that will see it embed blockchain technologies in its platform. Founded by Lucy Njuguna and Stanley Gitau, the application aim to reduce the rate of fatalities caused by slow response of paramedics and ambulances at road and home accidents. Nurse in Hand recently signed Memorandum of understanding with Apla Tech Company during Trescon World Blockchain Summit in Narobi to integrate blockchain in mobile app to help store critical patient data and would enable accurate diagnostics of diseases. Apla Tech Company uses “Smart Law” tech
PayJoy, a mobile distributor and Allied Mobile, are collaborating to bring smartphone payment plans to markets across Africa. Allied Mobile will use PayJoy Checkout, a paperless finance system for customers without access to formal credit, and the patented PayJoy Lock which enables “pay-as-you-go” access to the phone. Consumers will be able to access these smartphone payment plans in mobile retail stores operated by Allied Mobile in 38 countries, starting with initial pilot countries. This partnership aims to solve fundamental barriers to mobile internet adoption in Africa. Africa is the least developed region in the world for mobile connectivity and adoption. More than half the population in Africa are using mobile services, yet only a quarter are accessing the internet via mobile.
With mobile phone subscribers numbering in the billions today, the majority of businesses are wanting to develop one or more mobile apps to reach this massive audience. Mobility has changed life and business forever. It has vastly grown the types and volume of devices that connect to an organisation’s resources. The number of subscribers is burgeoning globally, the devices are forcing businesses into an “always on” or 24/7 mentality and the flood of Internet of Things (IoT) devices promises to see tens of billions of devices connecting to the Internet within just a few years. Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, says these IoT devices, which include mobile phones in the broad sense, have new operating systems that are forever altering the way companies deploy software and services. “Ove
Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. It is estimated that around 700 thousand tractors equipped with autosteer or tractor guidance will be sold in 2028. According to the Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets, Players report over 40 thousand unmanned fully-autonomous tractors will be sold in 2038. The take up will remain slow as users will only slowly become convinced that transitioning from level 4 to level 5 autonomy is value for money. This process will be helped by the rapidly falling price of the automaton suite. The rise of fleets of small agricultural robots Autonomous mobile robots are causing a paradigm shift in the way we envisage commercial and industrial vehicles. In traditional thinking, bigger is often better. T...
Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, with the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors becoming the latest industries to embrace its benefits. The good news for patients and practitioners alike is that the rapid uptake of health and medical technology is unlikely to compromise patient privacy and data integrity. “The Wild, Wild West it certainly is not,” says John Syekei, head of the Intellectual Property Practice at the Nairobi office of pan-African law firm Bowmans. “While the legislative framework is piecemeal, the existing legislation is sufficiently broad to ensure the protection of data in the health and pharmaceutical sectors.” Kenya’s rapid technological advancement has gone hand in hand with increased pressure to ensure that organisations safeguard sensitive medical dat