Emirati, 10, among world's medical whiz kids
Abu Dhabi, August 18, 2014
UAE's Adeeb Albalooshi, aged 10, has been selected by CNN as one of the world's eight young medical pioneers.
CNN spoke about eight whiz kids who will shape the future of medicine in its ‘Vital Signs’ programme, a monthly series that brings viewers health stories from around the world, a report said.
Adeeb had made his father a waterproof alternative, using an enhanced medical wax coating, to his prosthetic leg which had hindered his ability to go swimming with him on a trip to the beach. 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, a WAM report said.
''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 CNN report said.
Since April, he's been on an international scientific tour with the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, which has had him attending academic conferences, meeting with researchers, and even attending space camp at the US Space & Rocket Centre in Alabama, it said.