By Walcott Aganu
Listening to the heart sounds of an unborn baby upon a visit to the doctor’s office is one of the most magical moments for parents to be. What if you could do that in the comfort of your home? What if you could avoid anxious phone calls or hospital visits by having a digital device at hand? The HeraBEAT fetal heart monitor promises peace of mind for both the expecting mother and her family.
The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion.
By Walcott Aganu
It is often said that most time we get the hair damage we deserve. We all know that flattening hair with an iron; forcing it to go against its very nature isn’t very healthy. Yet we continue to accept that it’s a small price to pay for a good hair day. That’s what makes the Dyson Corrale hair straightener unique – the wireless straightener elevates styling results while reducing heat damage to hair by half.
Three weeks ago, Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Information, Emma Theofelus, tabled a motion that tax on sanitary products should be removed or at least be reduced to three percent. “I ask that this matter be referred to the relevant standing committee and for the finance ministry to consider bringing an amendment to the tax laws relevant to this motion,” she said.
Microsoft and Tech4Dev have partnered to equip women and girls in Africa with technology skills.
“Good breathing doesn’t happen without good posture”. While all regular bras have the same primary purpose, to offer support, they also have something else in common; a feeling of relief to the wearer when they are taken off. But, with the new smart bras hitting the market; one may feel much better by keeping it on. The Vitali bra is a revolutionary piece of smart clothing that not only offers physical support, but also offers emotional support, too. This on the go “wellness coach” is unlike other smart clothing, rather than monitoring fitness, this bra tracks breathing, posture and heart rate variability (HRV) via a powerful processor that collects data from sensors. Honing in on key indicators of the balance between stress and your wellbeing, the bra gives biofeedback that lets you know if an unbalance is detected. This then allows you to take action, such as taking a deep…
An innovation that can prevent diseases
Using proper toilets and hand-washing – preferably with soap – prevents the transfer of bacteria, viruses and parasites found in human excreta which otherwise contaminate water resources, soil and food. This contamination is a major cause of diarrhoea, the second biggest killer of children in developing countries, and leads to other major diseases such as cholera, schistosomiasis, and trachoma.