His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, stressed that Dubai is highly prepared and fully prepared for future challenges and changes, and that it has been able to demonstrate the success of its experience in designing and implementing the future and that it does not recognize the limitations of the impossible nor It stops in front of difficulties and obstacles.
This came on the occasion of His Highness seeing an innovative model of artificial respiration devices that was designed and fully assembled in the UAE by a scientific team specialized in the Dubai Foundation for the Future, which includes a selection of national and international talents in cooperation with a group of government and private agencies and research centers in the context of employing the latest findings Advanced technology to meet the challenge of the emerging corona virus "Covid-19", in addition to supporting the strategic medical stockpile of the health sector in Dubai and the UAE at this stage.
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And His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that this achievement came as a result of the proactive vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God preserve him, by making the Dubai Future Foundation a global laboratory for the development and adoption of future technology, And a major supporter of the efforts of Dubai and the UAE in creating the technological, medical and scientific sectors.
And His Highness added: "We are proud of our national competencies efforts in designing and developing an innovative model for fully artificial respirators in the UAE and we are proud of the efforts of the Dubai Foundation for the Future to achieve this scientific achievement in a new step that supports the realization of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision for the future of Dubai and the UAE and health Its population and leadership in employing technology and supporting promising talents. "
The Director of Laboratories at Dubai Future Foundation, Khalifa Al-Qama, and Director of the Department of Artificial Intelligence from the scientific team responsible for the project Saqr bin Ghaleb, explained the most prominent specifications of artificial respirators that were designed and developed in line with the highest international quality standards in the medical technology sector to meet the current requirements Imposed by the novelty of the Corona pandemic.
They explained that these devices were presented to the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the Dubai Health Authority, and work will begin on conducting field experiments within days, which will contribute to supporting the strategic medical stock in the next stage and allow their use when needed.
The team members said that the idea of the project started with the expansion of the circle of corona spread in the world and the emergence of the urgent need for respirators in hospitals and health centers and the increasing demand for them with the global production and supply chains being subjected to great pressure due to the precautionary closures imposed by most countries.
The team began working on designing and testing devices that can provide oxygen to patients effectively and for long periods and to adapt to changing their vital indicators such as blood pressure, heart and temperature. These devices are characterized by their design and flexible work mechanism so that they can be made from materials that can be found and manufactured easily in different parts of the world.
In developing these devices, the team was keen to use the available core resources and easily accessible interchangeable components to facilitate the task of doctors and health care providers, given the scarcity of medical components and equipment in the current period around the world.
The resources necessary to develop the devices were secured from local sources in the country in cooperation with a number of government agencies, private companies, research centers, academic institutions and universities, including the control and control center to combat the Corona virus in Dubai, the Ministry of Health, Community Protection and the Dubai Health Department, And Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
This scientific achievement confirms the importance of social and institutional cohesion and solidarity at all levels and sectors in dealing with challenges in general and Corona in particular, which contributes to maintaining the health and safety of society and its protection, embodying the directives of the UAE leadership to develop integrated strategies to anticipate the future, study opportunities and challenges, analyze and develop Long-term proactive plans have all levels to achieve qualitative achievements.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed the team of the ventilator project in coordination with innovation laboratories, specialized companies, national and international universities, and the concerned authorities in Dubai, the UAE and the world to accelerate the implementation of projects that support efforts to meet future challenges.
His Highness said: “We believe in Dubai that everyone is a partner with essential roles in writing our success story and enhancing our ability to face challenges, and we will be able, with determination and determination, for our youth to achieve more achievements and innovations to keep Dubai a leader in the cities of the future.”
His Highness expressed his thanks and appreciation to everyone who participated in developing this project and turning it into a reality based on an innovative idea developed by a team of ambitious young people, believing in their responsibility to support the efforts of the first line of defense in the health sector, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, and the feeling of the members of the work team of the importance of providing equipment Advanced medical, and providing centers and hospitals with the necessary supplies to continue their vital role in providing various health care services to the community.