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Sensors and Smartphones: Tracking Water Collection in Rural Ethiopia

Rohit Chaudhri, Rita Sodt, Kristian Lieberg, John Chilton, Gaetano Borriello, Yuta Masuda, Joe Cook
2012 IEEE pervasive computing  
We deployed 4 sensors in an initial test in rural Ethiopia in the summer of 2011 and found that the non-technical researchers were able to set up the system and manage it easily under field conditions  ...  Access to clean and potable water is critical to health but is not always available in rural areas where residents must often venture far from home to collect water daily.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Water1st and WaterAction for facilitating deployments in Ethiopia.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mprv.2012.21 fatcat:klkzd4gli5elbfyrdhxt6bjreu

The Drought Resilience Impact Platform (DRIP): Improving Water Security Through Actionable Water Management Insights

Evan A. Thomas, Styvers Kathuni, Daniel Wilson, Christian Muragijimana, Taylor Sharpe, Doris Kaberia, Denis Macharia, Asmelash Kebede, Petros Birhane
2020 Frontiers in Climate  
and Ethiopia.  ...  DRIP links in situ sensors deployed in East Africa with remote sensing data to improve estimates for rainfall and groundwater availability, and it will also develop a localized model for water demand forecasting  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The work presented in this paper represents the effort and input of many collaborators.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fclim.2020.00006 fatcat:rajt3nbnhze3rpv53dbt56yifq

A Review of In-Situ and Remote Sensing Technologies to Monitor Water and Sanitation Interventions

Luis Andres, Kwasi Boateng, Christian Borja-Vega, Evan Thomas
2018 Water  
For instance, sensor networks are ubiquitous in most developed markets, where they are used to monitor industrial processes, track products, and organize information services.  ...  In this paper, we review the landscape of approaches that can be used to support and improve on the water and sanitation targets SDG 6.1, "By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable  ...  The findings, interpretations, and any remaining errors in this paper are entirely those of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w10060756 fatcat:nqkddphngzgtje56rwvyceamu4

A Review of IoT Trends and Usage in Developing Economies: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa

Godwin Fusi, Victor Mbarika
2022 Zenodo  
This article will reveal the benefits and challenges of IoT adoption in SSA; how IoT technology is utilized in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, education, and electricity power management in this  ...  As a consequence, this review article aims at bringing to the limelight the benefits and challenges of adopting IoT in SSA; the areas of application of IoT; and the manner in which IoT technology is exploited  ...  Author Contributions: All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript. Funding: This research received no external funding.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6595704 fatcat:shio6mgnjrf6lhhvmga4phdzyq

Childhood pneumonia diagnostics: community health workers' and national stakeholders' differing perspectives of new and existing aids

Hollie Spence, Kevin Baker, Alexandra Wharton-Smith, Akasiima Mucunguzi, Lena Matata, Tedila Habte, Diana Nanyumba, Anteneh Sebsibe, Thol Thany, Karin Källander
2017 Global Health Action  
Purposive sampling was used to select CHWs and national stakeholders with experience in childhood pneumonia and integrated community case management (iCCM) in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan  ...  CHWs placed greater priority on device acceptability to caregivers and children. Both groups felt that heavy reliance on electricity reduced potential scalability and usability in rural areas.  ...  Affordability, sustainability and simplicity are important attributes for diagnostic tools to be useful and acceptable in community settings.  ... 
doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1290340 pmid:28485694 pmcid:PMC5496071 fatcat:lrl5dttmbzc2dc3tibanahn2ru

When Are Mobile Phones Useful for Water Quality Data Collection? An Analysis of Data Flows and ICT Applications among Regulated Monitoring Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emily Kumpel, Rachel Peletz, Mateyo Bonham, Annette Fay, Alicea Cock-Esteb, Ranjiv Khush
2015 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
We implemented a mobile phone application to facilitate water quality data collection within the national public health agency in Senegal, Service National de l'Hygiène.  ...  Water quality monitoring is important for identifying public health risks and ensuring water safety.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was conducted under the Monitoring for Safe Water (MfSW) Program, which is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to The Aquaya Institute.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph120910846 pmid:26404343 pmcid:PMC4586647 fatcat:jqmzxeciejbm3j3bxyoh4vkbze

Transport Inequalities and the Adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Africa: A Research Landscape

Olasupo O. Ajayi, Antoine B. Bagula, Hloniphani C. Maluleke, Isaac A. Odun-Ayo
2021 Sustainability  
This has in turn translated to an increase in the deployment and adoption of ITS, particularly in countries in the Western world.  ...  in African ITS.  ...  Their proposed model utilised sensors in the smartphone to collect relevant data and then analysed the data to obtain a real-world representation of actual driving scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132212891 fatcat:vxtmvx23praspncwttq7b5l5gi

The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development

Paul Budde
2013 Telecommunications Journal of Australia  
The infrastructure should have the same fundamental importance as the infrastructure associated with transport, power and water supply.  ...  High-speed broadband networks are an essential element in today's society, and access should be available on an equitable basis, worldwide.  ...  : One particularly important area of research involves monitoring the world's environment, through sensors on the ground or data collected by satellite.  ... 
doi:10.7790/tja.v63i1.392 fatcat:t7wyonaavbe3hgmqc2gqzgvjyq

Satellite Observations Reveal Inequalities in the Progress and Effectiveness of Recent Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Giacomo Falchetta, Shonali Pachauri, Edward Byers, Olha Danylo, Simon C. Parkinson
2020 One Earth  
., water pumping and cooling.  ...  high nominal access levels (such as in rural Ghana and Kenya or in urban Ethiopia).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2020.03.007 fatcat:xy252y3j5jbtngysb4jrav4f54

Remote monitoring of rural water systems: A pathway to improved performance and sustainability?

Patrick Thomson
2020 WIREs Water  
To justify its use in rural water service deliv-  ...  only in person and perhaps only on foot.  ...  in Ethiopia and Malawi as of the end of September 2020.  ... 
doi:10.1002/wat2.1502 fatcat:fdvn7ykjsrdk5mmahnsej4j6c4

Robotics and AI in Food Security and Innovation: Why They Matter and How to Harness Their Power [chapter]

Maximo Torero
2021 Robotics, AI, and Humanity  
AbstractFrom strawberry-picking robots to satellite remote sensing and GIS techniques that forecast crop yields, the integration of robotics and AI in agriculture will play a key role in sustainably meeting  ...  To ensure that digital technologies are inclusive and become a driver for development, countries should make technology affordable and invest in institutions and human capital, so that everyone can participate  ...  Using sensors and AI algorithms, the app lets farmers understand the chemical make-up of their soil and also monitor the health of soil and water.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-54173-6_8 fatcat:hc747k7d2rg2pifacvr23jljze

Agricultural engineering techniques and climate smart farming practices as tools in combating climate change and food insecurity

Agbapuonwu F
2020 Nigerian Journal of Soil Science  
Production is struggling to keep up as crop yields level off in many parts of the world, ocean health declines, and natural resources including soils, water and biodiversity are stretched dangerously.  ...  Climate change's effects are already felt in reduced yields and more frequent extreme weather events, affecting crops and livestock alike.  ...  To optimize irrigation sys-tems, farmers could access data collected from remote sensors and use it to analyze where their water resources should be directed, in what kind of volume and for how long, and  ... 
doi:10.36265/colsssn.2020.4421 fatcat:vxc2ygp3jbdu5p5r7ubpqpwf5e

A Disaster Management Framework Using Internet of Things-Based Interconnected Devices

Kaljot Sharma, Darpan Anand, Munish Sabharwal, Pradeep Kumar Tiwari, Omar Cheikhrouhou, Tarek Frikha
2021 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
IoT is a promising technology used in several applications including disaster management. In disaster management, the role of IoT is so important and ubiquitous and could be life-saving.  ...  This article describes the role of IoT in disaster management.  ...  Most notably, this light helps to track the flood and tsunami in near real time. e floating beacons track the level of water and over a body of water.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/9916440 doaj:c6cfe2ec96ef4136ab2b202c51d1b146 fatcat:xyioyx5l65dbhh2bg5vafyxhnm

Mobile Phones: Uplifting Weak and Failed States

Robert I. Rotberg, Jenny C. Aker
2013 The Washington quarterly  
Smartphones will soon be capable of acting as sensors.  ...  as Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and the Congo (K), and in very poor places such as Malawi.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0163660x.2013.751651 fatcat:ti2u2msn7fghlb4nbyxvtxhnnm

Advances in Agriculture Robotics: A State-of-the-Art Review and Challenges Ahead

Luiz F. P. Oliveira, António P. Moreira, Manuel F. Silva
2021 Robotics  
systems, sensors, computer vision algorithms and communication technologies.  ...  In general, all robots were evaluated according to the following criteria: its locomotion system, what is the final application, if it has sensors, robotic arm and/or computer vision algorithm, what is  ...  Horticulture in general Smartphone embedded sensors Roll type seeder Research 2015 Sowing robot 1 [30] 4WD Corn Ultrasonic Linear actuator and vacuum motor Research 2016 Sowing robot 2 [31] Track Seeds  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10020052 fatcat:7lnwgkjatvb3hj4rdzfvprp5oe
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