Projects at Innovation Center
App for hearing disability with Rwanda National Union for the Deaf
UGHE: Heritier Mfura, MBBS ‘25, Clemence Ishimwe, MBBS ‘25
Babson: Camila Suels, Jel Dennie Luma
There are over 70,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in Rwanda, most of them are illiterate and do not know sign language. Even among those who know sign language, healthcare providers can rarely communicate with them via sign language, and there are only forty trained sign language interpreters in the entire country to hire at a high cost. Patients often bring a family member along to their doctor’s appointments to facilitate the conversations or point at a body part to indicate the location of the issue.
An app that facilitates communication between deaf patients and health providers.
Features: Patients can point at a series of pictures and short animations to indicate their signs and symptoms. Healthcare providers, in turn, can point to diagnostic tests, medications, and instructions.
The prototype was developed and is being revised.
Dog registrar for the National Rabies Task Force
UGHE: Evergiste Singizwa, MBBS ‘25, Arnould Herve Tuyizere, MBBS ‘26
Babson: Calliope J. Cortright, Marchel Washington
Rwanda is unable to measure its mass vaccination campaigns against rabies due to the lack of infrastructure to register data. Making informed strategic decisions to eradicate the disease can be challenging without such basic data.
Implement an electronic registration system to measure vaccination efforts.
Testing the registration system.
A system to help patients and hospitals to keep track of patients’ appointments.
UGHE: Aimable Uwimana, Anaise Nisingizwe, Clovis Gatete, Felicite Munezero, Odile Iragena, Rosine Shabe.
Babson: Trae James, Cai Lewis Jayms, Jerry Gao.
Hospitals need to actively follow up and contact patients with chronic conditions to avoid disease advancement & complications and live long productive lives.
An app that tracks and reminds patients about upcoming appointments at the hospital.
Conducting research and understanding the target market‘s needs
A system that gives mothers and mothers-to-be primary information related to their health and that of their kids.
UGHE: Nelly Numumaro, Ndanga Laura, Gretchen Anne Walch, Lara Tessi, Clemence Ishimwe, Hoziana Niyotwiringiye
Babson: Liana Portera, Kaitlyn Pristawa
New mothers and mothers-to-be needed to know when to seek medical care for their children’s health and how to provide daily care because they want to ensure the best health for their children.
An app that is a one-stop center for the basic information that mothers need to have access to.
Conducting research and understanding the target market‘s needs.