Project Details


The first MP3-enabled multi-band radio for the humanitarian sector

By Lifeline Energy

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Project Twitter: @LifelineEnergy

  • Community Strengthening
  • Education
  • Physical Computing

Despite inroads made by cell phones and the internet in sub-Saharan Africa, radio remains the primary means of communication. However, in most areas electricity is scarce or non-existent, and the high cost of batteries makes them unaffordable. Important informational and educational programmes often don't reach the groups they are meant to benefit.

The Lifeplayer MP3 is the first media player, multi-band radio and recorder designed and engineered for the humanitarian sector. It is powered by a detachable solar panel and has a winding mechanism as a back-up power source. It comes with an optional 12v wall charger for when electricity is available. With high speaker quality, 60 listeners can hear it clearly at the same time.

Last updated: 02nd of August, 2016

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