Two Nigerian students, Eyenimi Ndimou and Ify Aniebo ‘s names have appeared in the final shortlist for the International Student Innovation Awards.
The International Student Innovation Awards was set up to highlight the work of international students in the United Kingdom, and also to provide students with some financial assistance to take their innovation to the next stage of development, received hundreds of entries from 49 different countries and 17 London universities; the entries which already has been whittled down to a final shortlist.
Eyenimi Ndimou, a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine created a mobile app that diagnoses birth asphyxia by listening out for a certain frequency in a baby’s cry. The app allows for a swift detection of asphyxia in babies, and consequently, a prompt referral for a potentially lifesaving treatment.
Ify Aniebo, also a student of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, designed a malaria-detecting mobile app which transforms any mobile phone with a camera into a microscope. The app, which detects malaria from blood samples, also indicates the type of malaria and prescribes possible courses of treatment.
Both apps have been shortlisted as part of the Mayor of London’s International Student Innovation Awards 2016, placing the Nigerian innovators at the forefront of innovations in London universities.
“My team and I are one step closer to realizing our dream of saving millions of new-born lives in Nigeria and many other developing countries.” Ndimou
.The winner of the award as the most innovative international student will be announced on, November 2nd, at Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, where the winner will receive the sum of £10,000 to kick-start their business.
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.