Likewise, each student-led project currently under incubation at the AU Innovation Center focuses on issues vital to quality of life. Inspired to help millions of people around the world who have suffered limb loss, three AU biomedical-engineering students are developing an affordable, state-of-the-art, and customizable bionic arm.
The prototype uses electroencephalography (EEG) waves to deliver instructions from the human brain to a 3D-printed limb.
Their Smart Arm grabbed top honors in Senior Design at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UAE Student Day competition.
Similarly, another dynamic student project, “Smart Guidance System for the Visually Impaired,” designed to help visually impaired people avoid obstacles, earned first prize in the Artificial Intelligence Robots for Good competition and received 1,000,000 AED in prize money. AU students are the living embodiment of our “make it happen” motto.