Muscat, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa’eedi,

Minister of Health honoured at his office today two medical students

from the Nursing College of the University of Nizwa; Amira bint Said

al-Abri and Ish’har bint Said al-Malki for winning recently a gold medal

at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva,

Switzerland.

The two students won for inventing a device to monitor the

blood glucose for the elderly and those with disabilities, especially the

blind people. As more as 123 inventors from different countries around

the world took part in this field.

The Minister of Health praised the efforts of the students who

represented the Sultanate in this international competition.

The students briefed the Minister of Health on the system work

of the device, as well as the phases they have been taken to develop it.

The participation in this competition came as a personal

initiative of Health Pioneers team composed of Amira al-Abri and Ish’har

al-Malki in collaboration with the Engineers Al Mu’taz al-Malki and

Meshal al-Ma’amari with the support of University of Nizwa.

This device is the first of its kind in the world where the two

students added three new properties; sound, light and vibration. In

addition, the elderly and disabled people including the blind could use

the device on their own without getting help. It has an application for

the Apple and Android cellphones to store the readings in order to easy

for the doctor to monitor the patient’s case periodically.

On winning this award, Amira al-Abri said: “It is indescribable

feeling, in the first we were depressed due to high-level inventions

participating in the competition in the medical field, but now we are

very happy”.

Ish’har al-Malki also thanked all those who supported them,

especially University of Nizwa and hoped all concerned companies and

authorities to support them to introduce the device in the local and

international markets.

Source: Oman News Agency