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Biotechnology & medicine

Jamal Shaktour

Electric backpack with two masks to filter out toxic chemicals from the air in battleground conditions

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Palestinian Territories

Jamal Shaktour is a paramedic and innovator operating in the war zones of Palestine. His practical experience on the ground in the most dangerous of situations have inspired the innovation of an electronic backpack with two masks, one for the paramedic and another for the injured, filtering out the toxic gasses from the use of various toxic gasses shot at protestors and civilians. The device doesn’t require an oxygen tank, filtering out the toxic substances and pumping only breathable air. The device secures the life of the rescuer and the patient, while preventing the patient’s situation from deteriorating, minimizing the time and effort to transport the injured and reducing the weight burden on the paramedics.