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Kenya: Demo Africa Showcases Kenya’s Tech Genius
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Monday, January 06, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: Kenya
Created: Jan 06, 2014

The conference showcased the latest trends in disease management applications, games, mobile payment systems, social savings and energy applications, leaving investors, tech buyers and innovation supporters from various parts of the world in awe.
The stage is, therefore, set for Africa’s newest innovative applications in mobile technology, social media, consumer products, cloud services and enterprise technologies to go public.
We look at five of the most innovative and interesting applications from Kenyan developers that impressed the judges during the event.
Phone charging shoes
Anthony Mutua has invented mobile phone charging shoes with ultra-thin chips of crystal fitted to the bottom of the sole.
As a user walks, runs, dances or makes any movement, he or she generates electricity through the pressure exerted when the shoe is stepped on.
The device costs around Sh1,240 and charges the phone through an extension cable that runs from the shoe to the pocket.
The chips are placed in a way that makes them waterproof. They have a life span of six to eight years. When the shoe wears out, the gadgets can be transplanted into any other shoe, except for shower slippers.

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