KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (NNN-KUNA) — The “safety belt” invented by the Kuwaiti Adel Al-Wasis is on display at the annual International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) which kicked off in its 28th edition here on Thursday.

The Kuwaiti ambassador, Saad Al-Asousi, who attended inauguration of the exhibition, told KUNA on the event sidelines that he was pleased with Al-Wasis’s participation, presenting his innovation, “the safety belt.”

The belt can be used in emergencies by fire departments, hospitals, residential buildings and other facilities, he said, hoping young Kuwaitis would be inspired by Al-Wasis’s invention.

The belt is worn in dangerous accidents, such as fires at buildings and skyscrapers. Individuals, trapped in upper floors during fires, can easily put it on and descend safely, explains Al-Wasis.

Idea of the invention aims at saving people without aid of firefighters or relief personnel.

The belt was developed with guidance from Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity, along with “the air hammer,” another tool designed to smash compressed glass safely and easily.

Al-Wasis has won patents for the two inventions from the United States of America, in addition to two others — an air-powered fan and an irrigation device powered by solar energy.

The International Invention and Innovation Exhibition is organized by Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) under the patronage of International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA). It has been held yearly since 1989. — NNN-KUNA

Source: NAM News Network