Ahmad Nabeel Wins IFIA Medal in IIFME 2018
Ahmad Nabeel, a 29-year-old innovator from Kuwait won IFIA Best Invention Medal during the International Invention Fair of the Middle East 2018 (IIFME) for his innovation titled “Virtual Beam and Self-Cleaning Laparoscope”.
Being a surgical intern, Ahmad observed many laparoscopic procedures in the operating theater. A laparoscope is a tube-like camera device that permits a doctor to see inside a patient during minimally-invasive surgeries. Ahmad noticed the frustration on his mentors’ faces every time when they had to take out the lens from the patient to clean it. Ahmad was convinced there had to be a better way – a device that would save time, reduce stress, and increase safety during surgeries.
This prompted Ahmad to think of his new project. He devised a method of cleaning the laparoscope lens without having to remove it from the patient. This minimizes risk of infection, along with cutting significant time from the surgery spent on side tasks like the manual cleanup of tools during procedures.
Ahmad hopes to apply the method to other surgical tools in the future and significantly improve how surgeries are conducted.
Automates the cleanup process for surgical tools, reduces time spent on surgeries, and facilitates the process by making it easier for the surgeon to operate. Students will also benefit from its internal laser pointer.