Chelmis Muthoni Thiong’o is a Co-Founder and Embedded Systems Engineer at Sign-IO. Sign-IO deals in sign language to speech translation technology with the aim to bridge the communication gap between people who communicate using sign language and the general public.
Chelmis has a background in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation, having specialised in Industrial Electronics. She is very passionate about technology, especially in the areas of health and environmental conservation.
She is also a cleft ambassador in Kenya and volunteers with Smile Train, a non-profit that provides comprehensive medical care to persons born with cleft. She enjoys learning new skills ranging from knitting to embedded programming and is currently learning to play the violin.