Designation: Child inventor
Country of residence: United Arab Emirates
By the time he was ten years old, child prodigy Adeeb Al Balushi had invented an artificial foot for his dad, a robotic vacuum cleaner for his mum and an innovative cat flap. He then set to work creating a device that could save the lives of drivers with heart ailments by sending automatic alerts to family members, hospitals and the police if there was a fault in the driver’s heartbeat. The young inventor, who lives with his family in Dubai and is a pupil at GEMS Wellington Academy, has become well known because of his sheer aptitude and brains at such a young age. In 2014, he was praised by Dubai Municipality on World Intellectual Property Rights Day.
Now a teenager, Al Balushi has said all he wants to do is to help people in discomfort. “I want to change the world. There are too many people in need of assistance and all I think of is, ‘how I can be of help?’”