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The launch of MedTech Scientific day and Expo

In partnership with the (MED-CAL) project, i-CARE project launched the activities of MedTech Scientific day and Expo, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Omar Milad, President of the University, Vice-Presidents of the University, many members of the University Council, Dr. Mazen Abu Amr, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and Prof. Dr. Riad Al-Khudari, representative of the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence, Dr. Muhammad Aqel, project manager (MED-CAL), Dr. Ahmed Issa, project manager (I-CARE), representatives of partner universities, and representatives of relevant local and international institutions, in the tourist chalets resort on the seashore of Gaza City.
The opening of the MedTech Expo
After the closing ceremony of the scientific day, the audience went to cut the ribbon for the opening of the exhibition, which was organized in one of the halls with the participation of (28) projects submitted by students and graduates of the College of Engineering and Information Technology and Medicals faculties, and with the participation of many private and public sector institutions represented by Hamad Hospital for Prosthetics, the Center for Prosthetics, and Kimball Company The exhibition included innovative ideas and advanced equipment in medical equipment engineering and its applications.
Scientific sessions
On the sidelines of the exhibition, a workshop entitled: “Assistant Technology, Reality and Challenges” was organized, and the workshop was moderated by Dr. Suad Ghabban from the College of Applied Medical Sciences at the university, with the participation of Dr. Sami Owaimer, representing the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmed Moussa, representing the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Professor Ghassan Felfl. Representing the Ministry of Social Development, and Mr. Jamal Al-Razi, representing the NGO Network

i-CARE lunches the three laboratories in rehabilitation engineering

The representative of the Palestinian-European Cooperation Mission for Higher Education, Director of the Erasmus office in Palestine, Dr. Nasal Al-Jayousi, and the iCare project team represented by the project manager, Dr. Ahmed Issa, and the partners from Al-Azhar University, the Islamic University and the University College of Applied Sciences opened three laboratories at Al-Azhar University implemented within the project to increase academic compatibility towards qualification engineering (i-CARE), which are the Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology Laboratory, and the Supportive Technologies and Devices Laboratory, and a laboratory for diagnostic and rehabilitation devices implemented at the headquarters of Al-Wafa Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation was opened to train students of partner universities within the work environment.

Closing of AbilityTech Academy

Closing of AbilityTech Academy 

The closing day lunched with a project presentation and evaluation session by the specialized jury in engineering, medical sciences and project management, represented by (Prof. Mahmoud Serdah, Dr. Ezz El-Din Adwan, Dr. Sami Abu Shamala), then the project manager and partners participated in delivering motivational speeches. For students to complete their projects and work hard on them.

A detailed video of all stages of the academy's implementation was also shown, and concluded by announcing the names of the winning teams:

First place: Myotech team represented by: Marah Al-Damairi, Mahmoud Abu Odeh, Muhannad Abdel-Aal,

Second place: SA (Smart Air Matters) team represented by: Moamen Al-Sammak, Walaa Murtaja, Ali Obaid,

Third place: the (Skilled-Team) team represented by: Shahd Al-Badrasawy, Ihab Alyan, Amani Jarada, Heba Obaid

It is noteworthy that the AbilityTech Academy implemented within the project increasing the Conformance of Academia towards Rehabilitation Engineering (i-CARE) targets students of engineering and medical specializations from local Palestinian universities in the Gaza Strip. Projects serving people with disabilities by academics and experts in the field of rehabilitation engineering.

Where the Academy was held in three phases: 

  1. Qualifying the idea stage with the participation of 60 students of engineering and medical specialities in 8 training sessions containing lectures on rehabilitation engineering, life skills, and ideas development skills, and 16 trainers from the academy and specialists in the field of ideas participated in the first stage. Engineering and skill development. At the end of the first stage, a jury of ideas was held, which was held in two Panels with specialists in the field to evaluate the appropriate ideas for the second stage.
  2. the project development stage and 35 participants from the first stage participated in this stage whose ideas were rehabilitated and the ideas were combined to develop 10 projects serving people with disabilities within group work over 6 training days that included advanced lectures in rehabilitation engineering and small project management skills, Share Presented by 10 specialists in the field, the second phase also included a mentoring phase in which 10 trainers and specialists participated to guide groups and provide technical and technical skills in project development.
  3. The third and final stage was the project presentation stage, which included the presentation of the projects developed during the academy to a jury of experts in engineering, medical sciences and business administration to evaluate the projects that are most suitable and useful for people with disabilities and qualified to the market so that the best three projects receive valuable prizes.

Launches the AbilityTech Academy

AbilityTech Academy was launched, as part of the project increasing the Conformance of Academia towards Rehabilitation Engineering i-CARE, the academy targets students of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Medical Sciences and related disciplines from local Palestinian universities, in the presence of the Director of The project at the university, Dr. Ahmed Issa, and the project coordinators from the partner universities from the Islamic University, the University College, and a group of academics and students.
The academy aims to increase students’ capabilities in rehabilitation engineering and qualify them to build ideas and projects that serve people with disabilities, by subjecting them to many training and guidance stages during three stages, targeting sixty students from the above-mentioned disciplines, and subjecting them to eight intensive training sessions, containing skills in rehabilitation engineering. And the development of ideas, life skills, and skills in business administration and project development, by experts and academics who obtained intensive courses from foreign countries. Today’s session was attended by the International Red Cross Organization, which, through its representative, presented applicable ideas that were tested on people with disabilities and proved their effectiveness.
It is worth noting that at the end of the Academy, the projects developed during the training period will be presented and evaluated to obtain the best projects and award prizes.