So­lu­tion to some com­mon prob­lems

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Stair-Climb­ing Trol­ley

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.

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