Tim Llewellyn of PI Global describes the latest version of the AidPod (Mark XI) over Skype
Yesterday (28/3/12) was a big day. The highly anticipated Skype meeting with our packaging partner to present what is likely to be the version of the AidPod that will go into production was postponed from 11am to 3pm to allow time for the video below to download so that the we, ColaLife team in Zambia, were properly prepared.
The image above is a screen capture of the Skype meeting. On the UK end (main picture) you have Tim Llewellyn demonstrating the Mark XI AidPod with team members Chris Griffin* and Eric Connolly in the background. To the left (inset) you see the ColaLife team in Zambia – permanent members Jane and me with Rohit who is also with us at the moment as we tie up the recruitment of our monitoring and evaluation partner.
Anyway, the session did not disappoint, the Mark XI looks just perfect. We expect to receive samples of it tomorrow (30/3/12) and hope to sign-off the design so that the production process can start.
Below is the video mentioned above where Tim explains the Mark XI features:
* Just for the record I wanted to describe how I met Chris. Jane and I received an UnLtd Award way back in June 2010 when we decided to give up all other activities and focus on trying to get a trial of ColaLife underway. One of the networking opportunities provided by UnLtd was a pre-Christmas gathering of award winners and supporters of UnLtd from the private sector. And one point in the evening award winners were asked if there was anything we needed. I said that we had this great idea and a huge level of support for it but without an AidPod we couldn’t proceed. Chris came up to me and the rest is history. Frankly, I’m not sure what we would have done without PI Global as a partner. Put frankly, we would have struggled.