The Moroccan researcher, Mohamed Skali from Morocco, was ranked among the seven finalists of the “Stars of Science” program, the leading program in the Arab world in the field of innovation, which is supervised by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
The Sicilian researcher, 27, is a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, to attend seminars, discussions and conduct research at its facilities.
The young Moroccan did not stop there, but took the opportunity to be close to many international universities, and dedicated his time to absorbing knowledge in various fields. Mohammed believes that the Qatar Foundation has provided him with every available avenue, including libraries, research facilities, experts, professors and colleagues, to fulfill his passion for science and research while he was studying engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
While attending a seminar at Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, Mohammed had a project idea for Stars of Science Season 14, which is a valuable opportunity to leverage his engineering background in service of his passion for medical science.
The “electrocardiogram” is one of the most important tools of modern medicine, which was introduced by the young Moroccan, since its simple and effective test forms the basis for any preliminary evaluation of the health of the human heart, using electrodes that are precisely attached to the patient’s skin to record the electrical activity of the heart. These sequential charts help physicians and healthcare professionals discover potential heart conditions, make informed diagnoses, and prescribe appropriate treatment plans for their patients.
The “Eye Tracker to Help Reading ECG” project, developed by the Sicilian researcher in the Qatari competition, aims to provide detailed instructions to medical students on how to look while reading the ECG data on the screen, following the eye movements of the student while analyzing the graphs and using artificial intelligence to highlight specific areas of important data that they might be missing, thus ensuring that they can accurately diagnose any potential heart problems.
Therefore, it is hoped that the Moroccan researcher’s invention will ensure that patients suffering from heart disease in the Arab world and abroad receive proper advice and treatment with confidence and peace of mind.
It should be noted that the “Stars of Science” program is the leading program in the Arab world in the field of innovation, and one of the initiatives of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, within the framework of the educational reality and entertainment. TV. Its goal is to enable Arab innovators to develop technological solutions for their communities that benefit people’s health and lifestyle, as well as help them preserve the environment.
Over the course of twelve weeks, contestants present their solutions and how effective they are with the support of an expert team of product engineers and developers, in a race against time.
Each week, a panel of experts evaluates and eliminates projects in various rounds of proof of concept, prototyping, and product testing, with three finalists vying for a share of prize money to fund their projects. The two winners are determined based on the decision of the jury and the vote of the online audience.