Season 15 Innovators
Mohamed’s passion for art and science began in his early years. His journey was driven by his imagination and love for drawing, invention, and problem-solving. Exploring and watching his favorite documentary and animated series, he was captivated by a young inventor and a robot character who solved problems through innovation, and that was his inspiration.
After completing his high-school education in Sudan, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from Umm Durman Islamic University. During and after his Bachelor’s he designed multiple inventions, participated in many science fair competitions, and published them in papers.
Mohamed today is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Chinese Academy of Science, a subsidiary of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology in China. Currently working as a design engineer and products developer in the UAE, Mohamed loves to solve problems through design. His passion, coupled with his drive for innovation, fueled his desire to join Stars of Science (SOS) and embark on his own journey of innovation.
Before joining the show, Mohamed watched closely as talents and fellow Sudanese inventors mounted the stage at SOS which shaped his vision to join one day.
About the Project
According to Mohammed, orthopedic casting adheres to traditional protocols, despite technological advancement in the field of medicine. As a result, there is limited recovery monitoring, and the slightest mistake necessitates the breaking and reapplication of the cast. Even advanced 3D printing methods result in time and material wastage, with no way to monitor the recovery process.
To address these problems, Mohamed’s invention is a smart bone-fracture cast that is adjustable to fit different applications. The cast adjusts its shape to the affected limbs through miniature airbags equipped with movable joints mechanism and utilizes a combination of ultrasonic waves and electrical stimuli to accelerate the recuperation of the bone structure.
The smart cast is powered by smart algorithms and equipped with different sensors to monitor healing progress, pain, and other biometric signals. All wirelessly while relaying this data to doctors and healthcare professionals.
Mohamed’s Robocast addresses the challenges of the traditional orthopedic cast and allows flexible application by providing important live data tracking records, and with its unique design and lightweight, accommodating adaptation to the shape of the limb and possible reutilization.
The Robocast lets the airflow help bolster the healing process and lower recovery time. Unlike periodic X-ray examinations with traditional methods, the Robocast monitors healing in real-time, feeding live data, and guiding medical professionals through recovery.
The invention promises great benefits not only to individuals and athletes suffering from bone fractures and anomalies but to the field of orthopedic research and development.
Mohamed aspires to see his invention alleviates suffering. Eventually, if he succeeds, he looks forward to building upon the benefits and bringing pioneering innovations to the medical field in his country Sudan and the Arab world at large.