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,
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
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
Source: Oman News Agency