Sun 01 Oct 2023 4:21 pm - Jerusalem Time
Eight creative projects qualify to represent Palestine at the GITEX International Exhibition in Dubai
Eight innovative projects qualified to represent Palestine at the GITEX International Exhibition in Dubai, at the conclusion of the annual Palestine Challenge for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence 2023, with the participation of projects from the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
This year, a group of creative projects from all governorates of the country were submitted to the challenge, divided into three categories: startup companies, university graduation projects, and school student projects. Palestinian girls were distinguished this year by innovative scientific and technological projects, as the percentage of girls participating in the challenge this year reached 62 %.
The names of eight winning projects were announced to be sent to Dubai in the middle of this month (October) to represent Palestine in the “Arab Challenge for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence 2023.” The results were as follows:
For the emerging companies category:
The Jusoor Labs project, owned by Amin Abu Diak from the city of Nablus, is a platform for education through interactive virtual laboratories, which provide comprehensive educational experiences in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students from all over the world.
The “Alera” project, owned by Souad Zaid from the city of Ramallah, is a smart electronic chip that works with artificial intelligence and replaces the business identification card and interacts with all the smart systems in our lives. It also communicates with social media platforms, sends commands, receives information, analyzes it, and learns it.
The Cry Care project, owned by Mona Al-Razi from Gaza City, is an application that analyzes, with the help of artificial intelligence, the reason for the child’s crying, and provides advice in case of danger under the supervision of doctors.
For the category of graduation projects in universities:
The iCare Ecosystem project, owned by Yona Nawahda from the city of Ramallah, is a device built on artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things and is considered a way to get rid of pathogens and limit their spread.
The Life Bracelet project, owned by Ibrahim Zaid from the city of Jenin, is a project to prevent drowning in swimming pools, which works by measuring the user’s vital signs and giving signals to the monitoring room.
The smart energy management project, owned by Youssef Shahwan from the Gaza Strip, is a project specialized in the Internet of Things and controlling different sources of energy through the network and distributing it to devices and systems in the home or facility in the most appropriate manner, which ensures cost reduction and does not waste energy without benefit.
For the student school projects category:
The Motherhood Guide Project, owned by Layali Al-Khatib from the city of Jenin, is an application that helps mothers and fathers understand the needs of the infant through the sound of his crying and his body movements using artificial intelligence technology.
The “Examine Your Eyes at Home” project, by its owner, Moamen Abdel Fattah, from the city of Nablus, is a pair of glasses that automatically examine your vision after wearing them and control the grades via a phone application, providing data and the type of vision problem you are suffering from.
It is worth noting that the Palestine Challenge for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence went through several stages to select the projects participating in the exhibition and the final ceremony. Among the 243 projects submitted for the challenge from various governorates of the country, including those nominated by the Arab American University and Palestine Polytechnic University, 41 projects were selected to participate. In the introductory and training workshops, and in the final stage, they participated in the final exhibition based on criteria approved by the Scientific Committee, which were divided between graduation projects for university students, startup companies, and student projects.