Engineering students from the HCT- RAK Women’s campus (RKW) have delivered a first-of-its-kind “Smart Patient Room” at Ibrahim Obaidullah Hospital.
The “Smart Patient Room”, designed exclusively by Emirati undergraduate students, is a pilot project with partnership between IBHO and the RKW Engineering Faculty, and is considered to be first of its class in the UAE and worldwide.
The innovation aims to enhance medical care services, patient monitoring, and using cost effective and reduction approaches. The project is based on utilizing Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and consists of three essential factors – Environmental Control, Real-time Patient Monitoring system, and Patient Tracking and Nurse Calling system.
On November 8, 2018, three groups of RKW Engineering students successfully provided the design, implementation and integration of the “Smart Patient Room” as their final-year capstone projects.
The event was attended by senior management of the hospital including Dr. Yousef Altair, the Hospital Director; Dr. Yahya Al Ansaari, Executive Director of RAK campuses; Mrs. Maryam Al Hafeet, Senior Manager of RKW Campus Support; Dr. Nathir Al Rawashdeh, Dean of Academic Operations; and Dr. Ahmed Khodary, RKW Chair of Electronic Engineering Technology.
The supervisors of the students’ project groups, Eng. Asad Hindash and Dr. Chandika Wavegedara, also took part in this event.
The students received high gratitude on their innovation and accomplishment in this one-of-a-kind project, and both Dr. Yousef Altair and Dr. Yahya Al Ansaari expressed a strong desire for future collaborations between HCT and the IBHO.