IoT weather station for improved food and water security

03 January 2020

Weather touches pretty much all aspects of farming life, affecting multiple disciplines such as agriculture, hydrological forecasting and emergency alert systems.

That means the ability to forecast weather is critical to agriculture and to ensuring a viable, adequate water supply.

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Remote monitoring

03 January 2020

On average 37% of South Africa’s water supply is apparently being lost before it reaches users due to leaks. As a result,  water conservation has become a critical issue for the region. 

That means African utilities are today looking beyond the meter and they require innovative end-to-end connected solutions that enable utility operations to run more efficiently, reliably, safely and of course, cost-effectively. This is while they tackle the key issues of non-technical losses (NTL) due to electricity theft and non-revenue water (NRW) that has been lost before it reaches the customer. 

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Bringing telemedicine to millions of Kenyans

06 November 2019

Getting access to specialised medical treatment has been challenging for the 3.5 million people living on Kenya’s sparsely populated 1,420km of coastline.

Although treatment was available, it was mainly at referral hospitals based in the country’s second largest city of Mombasa.

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Introducing drones to the villagers of Madagascar

06 November 2019

The machine flew from the central research facility and landed in the village and said health worker loaded it with real blood samples, before the drone flew back to the facility – photo: news.stonybrook.edu

The machine flew from the central research facility and landed in the village and said health worker loaded it with real blood samples, before the drone flew back to the facility – photo: news.stonybrook.edu

The mere mention of the word “drone” can conjure up different emotions – anything from fascination and annoyance to pure fear.

Luckily, this case study tells the story of them being used for good.

Madagascar’s public health professionals, led by Dr. Peter Small, a professor of global health based at New York’s Stony Brook University’s medical school, wanted to help bring medical care to people in rural parts of the African nation.

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