Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology:
Creating a digital system to monitor sterilization in hospitals to counter the Corona virus and alert medical staff and patients.
The first smart disinfectant distributor … a smart bracelet to follow Corona virus patients in quarantine hospitals … a new mobile phone app warns individuals when approaching a suspect
Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), emphasized the university’s interest in supporting scientific research that serves society, stressing on its priority to direct scientific research to confront the second wave of the Corona virus. He explained that the most important scientific research that took place at the University during 2020 to confront the pandemic was a digital system to monitor sterilization in hospitals issuing a signal to medical staff to alert them of sterilization when approaching patients. Also, a research team created a smart disinfectant distributor, developed smart bracelets to follow up on Corona virus patients in quarantine hospitals, and set up a mobile phone application that alerts individuals when reducing permissible social distance or approaching persons suspected of being infected.
Prof. Maha Elsabrouty, Professor of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing at E-JUST, highlighted the success of a research team in which she and Dr. Ahmed Allam participated, in cooperation with the industry represented by New PC Planet, in developing a system to monitor the sterilization process inside hospitals that helps limit the spread of infection due to “Corona” virus. This is done through instantaneous signals that the system digitally sends to medical staff when the medical service provider approaches a patient’s bed without sterilizing their hands from the smart disinfectant dispenser. The system sounds a warning alert upon reading the doctor’s badge and discovering the lack of sterilization through the database, which warns both the doctor and the patient that the doctor must undergo the sterilization process before check-up.
She added that the research team created an automatic reader to be placed next to each hospital bed, with funding from the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) through the Electronics Innovation Complex (EIC) in Borg El-Arab; in addition to the development of a smart bracelet that can track patients’ vital signs, such as temperature, etc., and send them regularly to the database to follow up on patients during quarantine.
She explained that the research team at the university participated with the industrial partner in developing a smart disinfectant dispenser, as an algorithm stored on the main server and video technology was prepared to confirm the steps for hand sterilization, with funding from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in its special support in facing the Corona virus.
On the other hand, the same research team supervises a promising group of bachelor’s students in the School of Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering to develop a mobile application that can follow up individuals in homes and gatherings and alert them to reducing permissible social distance or approaching people suspected of being infected.