About the Project
Adib’s professors at the Lebanese American University in Byblos (LAU) knew he had a lot to offer. The industrial engineering student had to be pushed to apply to Stars of Science Season 7. With the backing of those who believed in him, he started developing an Ergonomic Activity Desk Lamp.
Adib’s innovation caters to a range of students and professionals, including mechanics, office workers, and many others. Using a camera, sensors, and a smart algorithm, the Desk Lamp creates the ideal lighting conditions to work in. His concept changes the amount of light automatically to create the right environment, helping hard workers to be even more effective. On top of increased productivity, Adib believed his SOS innovation had health benefits as well. He considers the lamp an important tool to prevent adverse effects of continuous overnight desk-work, such as headaches and eye strain.
Beyond Stars of Science
After SOS, Adib kept working on improving the concept behind his innovation, even obtaining a patent in Lebanon. He was the finalist in two leading competitions in the region; the ‘Arabnet Ideathon Competition’ and the ‘UNDP Startup Competition’ in 2016. He gained much-needed experience and the insights that led him to rework his business model, so he decided to team up with Hazem Khaled, his colleague from SOS 7 and together, they founded BeamBot.
After thorough market research, Adib and his team concluded it was not cost-effective to encourage customers to entirely change their lighting system. He shifted the focus to a simple, and easy to deploy solution that makes any CCTV more intelligent by analyzing captured videos to retrieve specific required data.
BeamBot, his new startup, was selected to join Flat6Labs Beirut incubator and received an investment of USD 100,000, at the same time it was accepted to join Port XL (world first maritime accelerator) Singapore cohort.
As the founder and CEO of BeamBot, Adib and his team developed an intelligent video analytics platform that can be used to increase productivity and safety. Using artificial intelligence and deep learning the system can detect if the operators on site are wearing their vests and helmets, calculate workers’ productivity and optimize security.
Adib has been working on several projects in several countries; in Sharjah, along with Hazem and following the Covid-19 pandemic, they developed a real-time AI-driven video analytics and smart edge camera software that can monitor whether social distance is being adhered to with the possibility to alert people on site instantly.
In Singapore, they developed a real-time monitoring system integrated within the CCTV for the manufacturing supply chain industry. Their solution can detect mishaps in large factories, analyze workers’ speed of handling each task and ultimately optimizes the whole manufacturing processes thus ensuring quality and efficiency through CCTV.
In addition to Lebanon and Singapore, BeamBot also has partners and clients in Canada, the Gulf and is ever expanding its clientele base to the manufacturing industry, oil and gas, and transport and more.
“Choosing to study what you love can change the course of your life,” Adib said. “SOS helped me understand my strengths and areas for improvement, and more importantly, how I could fill in the gaps. I used to be petrified of failure. Today, I wake up determined to further grow and develop my skills in the field I am most passionate about.”
Adib described SOS as a once in a lifetime experience: “I encourage all innovators on the show to remember that many people in the region dream of getting this chance. Stepping foot in a room with the right facilities and support can make all the difference. It is the bridge between a good idea that never comes to fruition and a product people can’t live without.”
Beam Bot Website: https://www.beambot.co/