Mobile Crop Disease Surveillance by Makerere University Students in Uganda is a highly automated smartphone-based survey system for crop disease, which uses camera images to diagnose viral damage and puts survey information online in real time. The system will be launched into the market, late this year, by the students. It is right now in beta but is expected to offer a new paradigm that combines embedded systems that captures image processing and apps.
Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.