Cipher256, a Ugandan company, has developed WinSenga a low-cost kit with a highly sensitive microphone and a Windows app, that can deliver cheap antenatal care in the most remote parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Started by students at Makerere University, they are supported by the Microsoft Innovation Center, the Ministry of Health of Uganda, and Mulago Hospital School of Public Health. WinSenga allows the mobile Windows phone to serve as a fetal heart rate monitor. After monitoring the heart beat sounds of the fetus, a diagnosis is provided, and the information is uploaded to cloud storage.
WinSenga was a finalist for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).