Country of residence: United Arab Emirates
Emirati inventor Ahmad Abdullah Majan scooped not one, but five medals – three gold and two silver – at the International Invention Innovation Competition in Toronto, Canada, in August last year. Among them was Best Inventor from the Middle East, and Best Invention, marking him as one of the UAE’s brightest, most innovative minds.
Majan’s three gold medals were for his inventions of a smart sport helmet, with an in-built solar-powered navigation system enabling an injured cyclist to call for help; a smart saddle, which contains a heart pulse device for horses and a device for weighing them; and a solar-powered animal tracking system with a compass and a camera to indicate the horse’s movements. His two silver medals were awarded for his solar-powered bicycle tracking system and smart elderly crutch – the latter of which alerts families or an ambulance in case of emergency, and has been patented in Brazil.