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COUNTRY OF OPERATION
This new technology is being rolled out in several countries. Their pilot was implemented in Kenya.
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
International Roughness Index used to evaluate repair needs of road infrastructure and micro-contracts distributed to local construction contractors via cellphone.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Mobilized Construction has developed a smart IoT device to measure and assess road conditions in real-time. Utilizing geospatial data from accelerometers, we calculate International Roughness Index and identify road hazards like potholes that need repairs.
We then distribute micro-contracts to local construction contractors to repair roads using just a shovel and a cellphone.
- Improve access to markets for local farmers and access to health facilities for local families for 30,000 individuals
- Implement software and decrease supervision over time to text amount of oversight needed
- Leverage Kenya case study for future implementations and funding
Johan Juul Jensen