The percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders around the world has increased significantly over the last decade. We can blame our increasingly digital way of life, the impact of social media, or various other social and even environmental factors. But regardless of what the root cause is, the impact is always the same: people living less satisfying lives. The good news is that there are many health-tech companies that are actively trying to treat mental disorders using state-of-the-art technology. Among them is UAE-based healthcare and beauty distribution company Gaelan Medical.
During Arab Health 2021, a global healthcare event that took place in June at the Dubai World Trade Center, Gaelan Medical unveiled its smart helmet, which uses artificial intelligence and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and smoking.
“The new device uses innovative technology, which requires less time and offers maximum comfort to the patients,” said Ammar Martini, Board Directors Member and Medical Scientific Officer at Gaelan Medical.
The helmet is able to reach deep inside the brain and target a specific region through a method called transcranial stimulation, making it completely non-invasive and thus comfortable for its user.
Now that the helmet has been officially revealed to the whole world, Gaelan Medical would like to make it available to as many people as possible. “We have already built a base of integral partnerships in the region, and we look forward to expanding our relations, developing along the way a better future with care and cure,” said Bino John, Division Head at Gaelan Medical during the Arab Health 2021 event.
Hopefully, smart health products such as Gaelan Medical’s helmet will soon be not only available across the world but also affordable enough so that all people who suffer from mental health issues can use them.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.