The UAE will today join the international community in celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) 2020, a global United Nations, UN, a day celebrated on 21st April, to raise awareness over the significance of creativity and innovation in solving issues for propelling the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in all perspectives of human development using smart and advanced technology.
On WCID, the UN welcomes the world to grasp the idea that innovation is fundamental for harnessing the economic potential of countries.
The WCD comes this year as the world is doing combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and the United Nations approaches innovators to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The UAE has produced better use of smart and advanced technology, including Artificial Intelligence, AI, drones and robots, to help its endeavors to contain the virus.
On 31st March, Group 42, G42, the leading technology organization situated in Abu Dhabi, and the global genomics leader, BGI, propelled a new monstrous throughput research center to address the requirement for populace scale detection and finding of COVID-19 in the UAE.
The lab is fit for directing a huge number of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain response tests every day and is the first in the world of this scale to be working outside of China. The lab showcases the joint responsibility of G42 and BGI to the leadership and individuals of the UAE, working with the country to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The research center was quickly constructed and operationalized by G42 and BGI in just 14 days, giving a prompt answer for the need to scale up testing for COVID-19 in the UAE. Proactively gaining from China’s involvement with taking care of the COVID-19 emergency, the lab guarantees that the UAE keeps on lead the world as the most tested nation per capita (as indicated by the World Health Organization).
This new processing capacity will empower a fast reaction to the present flare-up by quickening the diagnosis, identification of suspected cases, the release of recuperated patients, and the screening of close contacts and high-risk groups.
Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, CCC, reported the UAE’s first full genome sequencing of the virus. The successful sequencing of the virus from a patient in Dubai was performed by scientists at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU.
By studying the genetic sequence of the virus and the minor changes after some time from numerous patients, researchers can show signs of improvement comprehension of how the virus spreads, which can likewise educate about measures to control the outbreak.
Dr. Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Associate Professor of Genetics at MBRU and Director of the Genomics Centre at Al Jalila Children’s Genomic Centre, stated, “This is a specific example of how this information can help trace the origin of infection in this specific patient from the UAE and can tell us a lot about viral transmission in the country.”
A few mobile drive-through COVID-19 test centres for all community individuals have opened the country over, as the UAE is stepping up measures to contain the flare-up of the virus.
Every facility is furnished with world-class medical experts and equipment and takes into account an average ability to direct the five-minute test for 600 people daily.
As a feature of preventive and precautionary measures, the Ministry of Interior propelled smart helmets capable of checking the individuals who perhaps contaminated with the coronavirus.
Additionally, the new helmets will assist specialists with recognizing new cases and guarantee that the individuals who are contaminated are given medical treatment and put in isolation.
The “super-intelligent helmets” are fit for checking the temperature of individuals within five meters.
Police groups and watches will use the helmet to analyze individuals from a safe distance, empowering them to deal with crowds, get vital readings, and break down information. Advanced technology can likewise make and read QR codes, as they are furnished with thermal cameras and sensors that empower them to perceive faces and store and perceive license plate numbers. The helmets are additionally fit for night vision.
Higher education institutions have likewise concocted innovative arrangements that help the nation’s virus containment efforts. Specialists at Khalifa University have built up a radar that can screen vital signs, for example, internal body temperature, heart rate, breath rate, and blood pressure.
The specialists believe the innovation could be used in emergency clinics and from homes, diminishing the requirement for house visits by doctors and for patients to be genuinely hooked up to machines.
Researchers trust that in time, the radars could likewise be sent at airports to monitor the health of travelers and forestall the spread of future pandemics.
A prototype device for singular checking has just been constructed and analysts are presently working on refining its design.
Working in light of the global requirement for expanded ventilator producing capacity due to COVID-19, a multi-disciplinary group at Khalifa University has built up a moderate, simple, and simple-to-make ventilator prototype.
Scientists at Khalifa University’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Centre have stepped up to serve in the project to create crisis ventilators. Also, the analysts have built up a working prototype and are currently engineering the production plant to have the option to produce the ventilators at scale to meet rising local and global demands. A unit has been set up to create 250 ventilators.
The UAE University’s, UAEU, Science and Innovation Park has propelled the “CoMakers VS COVID-19” movement as part of its efforts to battle the pandemic. The UAEU has used its 3D printers and making skills to design a Protective Face Mask and approached producers to the virus containment fight.
The National Disinfection Program gives fertile ground to innovation and application of advanced technology to build the geographic scope of the across the country cleaning campaign.
The General Administration of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi has sent robot TAF35 in the city to help the sanitization activities.
The robot can be controlled from a distance of 300 meters and is fit for pumping enormous amounts of sanitizing and disinfecting materials.
In Dubai, the region directed the gigantic National Disinfection Program with advanced technology in sanitization tasks, for example, drones to upgrade the speed and smoothness of these activities viably and dynamically.
The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services propelled its first “Self Sanitisation Walk” to secure paramedics and their associates and families from the danger of different sorts of diseases.
The new gadget assists paramedics with defending themselves from any virus that their garments may get while working with patients affirmed and associated with having COVID-19. Also, by proficiently sanitizing their garments and shoes, the “Self Sanitisation Walk” permits paramedics and other staff to increase an extra degree of security.