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Jenan Al Shehab

Blood glucose detector via infrared radiations

About the Project

When she appeared on Stars of Science Season 2 in 2010, Jenan Al Shehab was still in her first year at university, majoring in electrical engineering at Kuwait University. After her grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes and suffered from a diabetic coma, Jenan decided to design a device that alerts doctors of a patient’s impending hypoglycemic coma. The life-threatening diabetes complication causes unconsciousness and can result in brain damage. The medical tester is developed with diagnostic and predictive capabilities. Jenan’s fundamental idea was to create a device with the potential of saving lives. 


Beyond Stars of Science

After finishing her bachelor’s in electrical engineering, Jenan started pursuing her master’s degree in systems and process control. Through her thesis, Jenan encompasses different expertise, including electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering. In the precious free time she has, Jenan has been working on her other innovations. Driven to start her own business, she finally decided to prioritize one project –electromagnetic cells, and bring it to fruition.


Jenan is currently the founder and CEO of Electrodis Est.Established in 2016, Jenan’s business venture is considered to be the first of its kind in the region. The start-up manufactures electromagnetic cells to provide power to electronics in general. This savvy business woman has a curious soul. She is always wandering, looking for exciting new experiences. After visiting Orlando, U.S, Jenan registered and successfully finished the Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) offered by NASA. She even went on to climb Mt. Everest. During an 8-day hike, she made it to the world’s highest peak on her first attempt. “I had several breakdowns and wanted to give up on the way. But I didn’t stop, and this is what matters.” 


Jenan is currently focusing all her efforts on her business and her master’s degree thesis. But she has not forgotten about her other innovations. She recently received (July 2019) a patent from the USPTO "United States Patent Office" for her invention "Wireless Power transmission System" - 


  • The Kuwait Prize for Science and Technology by His Highness Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Emir.( 2018)
  • Gold medal from "Archimedes international forum, MOSCOW' - March 26th to the 29th /2019.
  • Special Recognition Award from "Global Woman inventor and innovator network GWIIN" - June 2019.
  •  Double gold Award from " Global woman inventor and innovator network GWIIN" - June 2019 
  •  GWIIN Ambassador "First arab ambassador" - July 2019


Personal Reflection

Jenan recalls when some advisors and entrepreneurs, back in 2015, told her Electrodis Est.project will not succeed. “Everyone has their own Mount Everest. No matter how many obstacles exist on the way, the journey is always leading upwards. This notion keeps me moving,” she said. 


Follow Jenan

Twitter: @JenanAlShehab

Instagram: Jenanalshehab


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