Space tech entrepreneur Nader Sabry has developed the world's first prayer mat, components of which are derived from space technology and designed with precision.
Canadian-born Sabry is the sole innovator and leader of the TIMEZ5 prayer mat, made in a $2 trillion dollar lifestyle market within the Islamic economy for the invention.
Sabry, a GIES Innovation award winner from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in an interview, said, "It (the prayer mat) successfully helped people with knee and joint pain, fatigue, body stiffness, low energy, and supporting muscular skeletal structure of the body."
Years of in-depth research and development was conducted in the Muslim market and it was discovered that many Muslims suffered from knee pains and joint problems which prevent them from performing their prayers, the innovators explained.
The prayer mat is priced at a hefty $300, due to the very comprehensive process of manufacturing and technology put into the production of TIMEZ5 physiological prayer mat.
TIMEZ5 supports every posture while providing relief from years of incorrect and unnatural positions. The mat also adapts to your body, relieving pressure and stiffness and helps boost energy.
"We are helping shape and lead a new generation of Muslim innovators," Sabry noted, adding that as a Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid awardee he "was also invited to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on an exclusive panel of game changers across the whole global Islamic economy."
He further added that TIMEZ5 as a company has now become the 43rd company in the history of NASA to become a certified space technology company.
"That also made us the first Muslim innovation company to ever been recognised and work with NASA," Sabry confirmed.
When questioned about his motivation behind the product, he said he was inspired after seeing an old man trying to pray in physical pain.
This article originally appeared on Al Arabiya
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