Solution to some common problems
Created by: Grade nine students Omair Iqbal, Usman Khalid and Mohammad Daniyal of Islamia English School, Abu Dhabi. The pupils have built a low-cost version of a ‘Stair Climbing Hand Cart’, well within their Dh1,500 budget. By fitting a three-wheel tyre system on each side of a regular cart trolley — powered by a small motor, fray wheels, chain, axel and battery — the cart can easily be pulled up the stairs carrying 20kg. The cart can even handle 50kg but then more effort will be required by the user. The students made this simple yet effective solution for people who cannot carry heavy weights up the stairs, such as the elderly, children, heart patients, people with back problems and residents of older or smaller buildings without elevators.
Diabetic Foot Aid
Created by: Grade 12 pupils Hamad Al Marzouqi, Sameeh Al Maskari and Hamdan Al Arafati of Applied Technology High School, Abu Dhabi.
The shoe insole vibrates and also sends warnings to a mobile phone when the temperature and humidity gets too high inside the shoe. The students have developed this insole for diabetic patients whose feet are less sensitive to sensation such as temperature or injury, but vulnerable to gangrene, which can occur in infections at high temperature and humidity levels.
App to monitor jaundice in babies
Created by: Undergraduates Hind Mohammad, Asma Al Yahyaee and Fuad Al Hashemi of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic under the supervision of Engineer Khalid Hussain.
The mobile app works by taking a picture of the baby and tying the visual to the level of jaundice as reported by the hospital. At home, parents can take pictures of the baby from time to time and the app will show, using image processing and algorithms, if the jaundice level is falling or climbing, and advise if the baby must be taken to hospital.