In an effort to help save lives, Joshua the CEO of Winsenga and his team developed a portable and affordable electronic fetal heart rate monitor that plugs into a mobile phone and is operated using an app. Doctors and midwives will be able to more accurately monitor and track the health of both baby and mother during pregnancy.
Joshua says, “We are not trying to re-invent the wheel, rather modifying existing technologies to solve age-old problems.” Thanks to the power of Windows Phone, ultrasound technology is no longer limited to a hospital setting. Midwives and mothers everywhere will be able to better detect complications early with the help of WinSenga, allowing for treatment before pregnancies become high-risk.
WinSenga got its start a few years ago when the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition inspired then-university students Okello and Aaron Tushabe to use their computer science skills to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. They were moved by the plight of mothers who live outside the reach of modern medical care.
In 2013, an estimated 3 million newborn deaths and more than 2 million stillbirths were registered worldwide along with 200,000 maternal deaths, Okello said.
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