Siwar Mahameed and Malak Shalabi, students at the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences in AAUP have won the prize of 8000$ in the final contest of Ijada project for leading businesses. Hassib Al-Sabbagh Center in AAUP has supported their project “Soft Landing” that was supervised by Dr. Amer Jaroshi, Mohammad Salahat and Waleed Abu Samra. This project was implemented under participation with the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences.
Prof. Mohammad Ascia- the Assistant to the President for the Medical Faculties Affairs, and the Dean of the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences congratulated both students. Dr. Ascia asserted on the importance of implementing this project and other medical research projects that provide care services for patients and individuals. The goal is to transfer the researches into entrepreneurial project for the benefit of the Palestinian community.
Eng. Ahmad Fo’ad – the Head of Hassib Al-Sabbagh Center for Information Technology Excellence at AAUP congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue investing in their project to become a startup company.
Soft Landing is an electro-mechanic device that prevents any patient with injury in their feet from falling. This includes elderly people and patients who suffer from injuries in the spinal cords, apoplexies or any other kind of injuries that affect movement. This device helps those people to be independent and increases their capabilities to practice their daily routine. Moreover, it decreases the burden on other family members.
Ijada for leading businesses “Supporting Small Business Creation for Youth” is implemented by Palestine Polytechnic University in collaboration with Taawon Institution and with a joint support of GIZ and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development managed by the Islamic Bank for Development.