Sharjah Police announced, during the press conference today, the launch of the (Smart Rehabilitation Clock) project, to treat and rehabilitate drug victims of addiction, which is the first of its kind in the world, as part of one of the smart innovative projects for Sharjah Police employees, which was invented and obtained intellectual property rights with Ministry of Economy by Lieutenant Sarah Muhammad Al-Zarouni.
The director of the Special Rehabilitation Center for Sharjah Police, Lt. Col. Amer Al Harmoudi, said that the cost of the smart watch ranges from 80 to 90 thousand dirhams, and the project consists of a smart watch, a smart application and electronic systems linked to each other, and their users are followed up by the competent authorities in Sharjah Police. Providing the watch to those wishing to treat addiction free of charge and optional, provided that the addict adheres to the conditions of treatment and rehabilitation from addiction.
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He added that the goal of the smart watch is for the addiction patient to be among his family and not in the prison or rehabilitation center, so that he practices his life normally within a specific geographical scope, as the presence of the drug addiction treatment between his family and under supervision and follow-up by social and psychological specialists in Sharjah Police. It gives better results in treatment and quickly integrates them into society.
He explained that the task of the smart watch is to follow up on drug users after completing the treatment period in the rehabilitation center, by monitoring and measuring vital signs, which are the person’s heart rate, blood pressure, sleep rate, stress rate and other signs that monitor the signs of addiction, as the smart watch targets, Both juvenile and female addicts and those applying for treatment on their own and placed in the rehabilitation center of the Public Prosecution order.
He pointed out that any person who surrenders himself to the police or one of his relatives voluntarily surrenders him for treatment of addiction is exempt from criminal punishment according to the law, and he will be subjected to the treatment program through the smart watch and the follow-up of specialists in the Sharjah Police.
Lieutenant pharmacist Sarah Al-Zarouni said that the smart watch project for rehabilitation achieves the strategic goal of the state in innovation and enhances the quality of life, and is in line with the United Nations project for supervised community treatment, as it is the innovation of the smart watch that came to follow up on health and psychological cases of users, and to develop a solution to the challenge facing health centers Rehabilitation in the follow-up of cases after their release and the end of the treatment period, and to reduce treatment costs by creating smart solutions for the rehabilitation and treatment of drug abusers.
She added that the smart rehabilitation watch includes smart features and icons represented in the personal information icon, vital signs, and the camera icon, so that a person can take a personal picture, if requested by the center, in addition to the permanent operating mode feature, continuous data synchronization, and the notifications feature. In motivational terms that he “can”, besides including the GPS system, and the feature of asking for help or assistance at any time, stressing that it was keen to employ and use all relevant technology to achieve leadership in the implementation of the project.
She added, “The design of the clock is compatible with males and females of different ages, as the Special Rehabilitation Center works from the follow-up room around the clock, to follow up on the health of the recovered and their vital signs, to prevent them from relapse and return to addiction, in addition to providing psychological sessions for the recovering from a distance, so that It enables him to communicate with psychiatrists at any time to request advice or assistance, and all these efforts are aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism, preserving family and social ties, and accelerating the process of his reintegration into society.
She stated that more than 50 smart watches for rehabilitation have been produced so far, and in the first phase they will be tested on healthy people, some users who want treatment, and some volunteers to monitor results and observations, before they are officially approved and applied to drug victims and those who want treatment for addiction.