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The 10-year-old Emirati inventor hailed as a medical mastermind

The 10-year-old Emirati inventor hailed as a medical mastermind

One for of world's eight most impressive young pioneers


On its monthly TV series focusing on health stories from around the world, CNN chose Adeeb Alblooshi from Dubai as one of “eight whiz kids who will shape the future of medicine”

News network CNN has stated that a young Emirati called Adeeb Alblooshi's impressive background began at the age of 6, when he made a waterproof prosthetic leg for his father.

"It was a trip to the beach that sparked Adeeb Alblooshi's inventing career. When his father – who had suffered badly from Polio – could not go swimming because of his prosthetic leg, Adeeb, then six, made him a waterproof alternative using an enhanced medical wax coating."

His health-related inventions didn't stop there, and soon Dubai government began investing in the young talent boy's ideas.

"Soon after, he created a small vibrating robot to help his mother clean small spaces. It wasn't long before the media, and subsequently the Dubai government, came calling.

"With the government's supervision and funding, he's come up with five more inventions since then, including a seat belt that monitors a passenger's heart rate and alerts the authorities when it's too high or low."

The inventions have taken the youngster on an international scientific tour and since April this year, he has attended academic conferences with the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, meeting with researchers, and even attending space camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Alabama.

"I've learned a lot, but most importantly, I'm having fun while doing it," said the youngster.

 

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