iCOMMUNICATE | Dalal Al Sharshani & Munira Aden

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IGHPE was delighted to WISH Young Innovators 2018 award winners Dalal Al Sharshani and Munira Aden, both working as nurses in Sidra Medicine and Hamad Medical Corporation respectively, about their iCommunicate system, which they developed while they were students in Qatar.

iCOMMUNICATE uses cards with Arabic and English words written on them to help patients communicate across language barriers. Aden and Al Sharshani, both studying a Master of Science in genomics and precision medicine at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, developed their idea during a module on entrepreneurship offered as part of their master’s program.


iCOMMUNICATE is a simple-to-use, yet highly effective, system of using cards with pictures and different languages (initially Arabic and English) as communication tools in hospitals in order to allow patients, nurses and physicians to communicate across language barriers.

View their video here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1061247032474529792