Zetech student develops App to report COVID-19
In response to the impact of the corona virus and other pandemics that plague the lives of many, Zetech University student Fabrice Mugabe has developed a mobile application that alerts people on imminent tragedy.
The IT degree student was inspired to develop the application dubbed Mogracare, by the sudden wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected over 6000 lives in Kenya and over 10 million globally. Mogracare creates awareness and alert people on certain tragedies and upcoming disasters and enables users to report emergencies to get help. It can also be used to track accidents as it has a way a user can capture the information using a phone camera.
“This application was birthed to help people in case of emergencies and deadly pandemics such as COVID-19. For instance, if someone exhibits symptoms of the virus, he/she can report it through the App and the Government and care givers will do the rest. Mogracare is already active with Kenyans already using it for disaster reporting.” said Fabrice. He added that the platform is not limited to this period but can be used in the future to seek assistance, especially in areas that are prone to disasters.
Applauding Fabrice for the solution-driven approach to COVID-19, DVC- Academics and Research Dr. Alice Njuguna noted that it is important to challenge university students to use knowledge gained to develop viable solutions.“We are pleased that our trainees are taking up the charge to address health challenges afflicting the world and we are keen on providing the necessary support to have these innovations adopted in Kenya and beyond.” He said, adding, “As we support the Zetech Innovation Hub virtually, we believe we will have more innovations to transform the lives of many.”
The Innovator, who is keen on creating solutions for the world, has also created a mobile application that helps communities to locate hospitals and the nearest healthcare facility to seek medical care.