ABU DHABI // A solar-powered saddle that keeps track of the horse’s health was among four inventions by an Emirati to win medals at a global event.
The Smart Saddle and a solar-powered GPS for bicycles won Ahmed Majan gold medals at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, state news agency Wam reported.
His remote control for fishing nets and smart trap for ducks took silver.
Mr Majan dedicated his awards to President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and the other UAE leaders.
“Support and encouragement by the visionary leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid often leads to achieving the top position and provides the key to excellence,” he said.
Mr Majan also praised Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, for his unwavering support.
The saddle has solar-powered devices that measure the horse’s heart rate and the rider’s weight, a cooler to reduce the horse’s body temperature, a compass, GPS and a camera to keep track of the animal’s whereabouts.
It was unveiled last month by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance.
The Geneva exhibition ended on Friday and was attended by inventors from 45 countries.