The Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Emir of Makkah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, at the Emirate’s headquarters in Jeddah, honored a number of Umm Al-Qura University students who received international awards at the Geneva Innovation Fair 2021. The fair was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (remotely) during the period from March 10–14, 2021 A.C.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal congratulated the UQU President, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, and the winning male and female students. His Highness affirmed that this scientific achievement reflects the international scientific standing of the male and female students of the country, wishing them more success to contribute their innovations to the prosperity of the country.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal honored the male and female students: Amjad Al-Baqami, for the Your Stick Is Your Guide project, Ziad Abdel-Mateen for the Wonderful Glove project, Dalia Abu Raya for the Medical Self-Service project, the students Jehad Felimban and Khalil Mayajan for the Mobile Sunstroke Unit project, Ali Al-Barakati for the Smart Heater project, Samar Al-Juhani for the project of Fireproofing Electrical Connections, Raghad Baghdadi for the Electronic Medical Syringe project, Abdul-Wahhab Samkari for the Adaptive Turbine project, Amjad Falatah and the Yusr team for the Yusr project, which is a communication system for the people with special needs, Uhud Bukhari for the Smart Seating Adjustment System project, Ibrahim Al-Zahrani for the project on the Anti-Falling System for Cranes, Mawaddah Abdul-Latif Mujahid for the Smart Chair project.
On his part, the President of the University valued the attention of the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Education and his honoring of the winning students in the competition. He congratulated the students on the national achievement they achieved by insisting on representing and honoring the Saudi Kingdom in international competitions, praising the wise leadership's support (may Allah assist it) for the educational process. Moreover, he commended the support of the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Aal Al-Sheikh, and His Excellency the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dr. Muhammad Al-Sudairi, for the university's activities and programs to promote the development of the students, refining their skills and their innovative participation.
Amjad Al-Baqami's project for the blind, named Your Stick Is Your Guide, is GPS enabled. It has sensors and headphones that can be used by the blind to determine directions and destinations via a program which is installed on their devices. The Wonderful Glove project by Ziad Abdel-Mateen translates sign language into an audio language that is transmitted through the external speaker in the glove to improve communication with people with hearing impairment. Dalia Abu Raya's Medical Self-Service Project is a medical device for dispensing analgesics, antipyretics, and monthly medications. Medicines are dispensed via a code that is read through the medical self-service device, thereby saving the patients' time and effort.
In his Smart Heater project, Ali Al-Barakati also came up with a service to develop home water heaters, using the mobile application to control the temperature of the water and switch the heater on and off according to the time the user wants to start the heating process. The Mobile Sunstroke Unit project of the students Jihad Felimban and Khalil Miyajan contributes to providing emergency medical care to treat sunstroke injuries and avoid dangerous complications. This is achieved through a foldable pallet bag which is easy to open and assemble and which protects the injured from sunstroke. It includes a water mist spray that helps cool down and hydrate the body to avoid complications.
The project of the System for Fireproofing Electrical Connections by the student Samar Al-Juhani aims to protect connections from damage and reduce the occurrence of electrical fires using an electronic system that tracks the rise of the electrical load and returns the system to its stabilized state with an efficiency of 99.39 %. The system provides communication with the user through Wi-Fi networks. In her Electronic Medical Syringe project, the student Raghad Baghdadi presented a medical technique for a tube that includes the most important anesthesia tools. It works quickly, accurately, and with high flexibility, reducing the failure rate of anesthesia and the occurrence of complications resulting from inserting the needle in the wrong position. The Adaptive Turbine project of the student Abdul-Wahhab Samkari works to always move the generator using the water level to exploit the kinetic energy without any waste.
The student Amjad Fallata and the Yusr team worked together on the Yusr Project to develop a system for communicating with people with special needs using a visual sensor that contains 3 auxiliary tools, a brain signal reader, and a zip disk. Uhud Bukhari also contributed to the Smart Seating Adjustment System project to provide a chair linked to an electronic application with a sensor that warns the person of the wrong sitting position by sending vibrating alarms. Ibrahim Al-Zahrani invented an Anti-Falling System for Cranes to maintain the crane's balance and to protect humans and reduce the area of danger. The student Mawaddah Mujahid invented the Smart Chair project, which is solar energy powered, to be available in all public places. It has the features of cooling or heating, charging mobile phones, and the ability to purchase from the self-vending machine included with the chair.