Sunday, 16 May 2021
Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al Murshidi, executive president of State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), met in his office last week Ameera bint Said al Abri and Ishhar bint Said al Malki, the two medical students from the Nursing College of the University of Nizwa who won the gold medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland.

SGRF appears to create gold medal winning students’ invention

They produced a device to monitor the blood glucose of the elderly and these with disabilities, particularly the blind individuals.

The meeting aimed to discover the possibility of transferring the students’ invention from thought on paper to turn out to be an industrially viable solution, stated a press release.

Murshidi valued the new invention, and expressed his appreciation on the outstanding achievement of the two students, and wished them all achievement in the future.

The meeting was attended by Mulham bin Bashir al Jarf, chief investment officer at SGRF, and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Development Oman ‘Ibtikar’, which is a government business with a capital of RO50mn. SGRF holds 60 per cent of its capital.

The business specialises in transferring innovations to turn out to be significant projects at the international level. It also focuses on solving issues and meeting the requirements of markets via the implementation of projects with significant tips supplying revolutionary solutions and items in the sectors of healthcare, life sciences, power, water, meals, agriculture and connected modern day technologies.

Since its establishment in 2015, the business has reviewed almost 450 projects, and has invested in six of them. The specialised team at Ibtikar has met the winning students and discussed the technical and industrial specifics necessary to generate this innovation and transfer it to the markets.

The new invention is intended for the elderly and individuals with particular requirements, such as the blind, exactly where they can use the device alone to measure the level of sugar in the blood and making use of the properties of sound, light and vibration in the identical device. The invention is the initial-of-its-sort in the planet, and comes with a particular app, creating it straightforward to shop readings accurately for physicians to monitor patients’ situation periodically.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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