SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Maternal mortality/death is unacceptably high. About 830 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. It was estimated that in 2015, roughly 303 000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented.

In many poverty-stricken communities, women with complications face delays in deciding to seek care, getting to the appropriate health facility, and receiving treatment once they get there.

Delays in response to medication due to poverty or lack of a proper and reliable communication channel has greatly contributed to the rise in maternal mortality rate. This is what Inspired us to come up with TeleTap.

What it does

TeleTap is a simple gadget that connects maternal mothers to nearby approved antenatal care emergency response units and close relatives.

The device is programmed with the mother's details and it is connected to relevant emergency response units and close relatives.

It also has one button on it which when it is tapped, it picks the maternal mother's current location details and sends real-time SMS notifications with location details to the intended response units for a quick action to be taken.

How we built it

The device is built using Internet of Things (IoT) technology using C++ programming language. We have a Mobile App that is used to receive SMS notifications that is built using JAVA programming language.

Challenges we ran into

Developing a hardware product is costly and time consuming. Also a deep feasibility study was done to ensure we have a product that will be acceptable by users.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We have a prototype that we are about to pilot. This is a great accomplishments after a long journey of development.

What we learned

What's next for TeleTap

We are planning a two-month pilot test after which we shall release it for the public to use and save lives!

Built With

  • c++-java
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