Wai-Eye to assist UAE schools to meet Covid-19 health and safety protocols

Plug-and-play AI solution addresses checkpoints set by the Government and in time to welcome children in September


Dubai: Technology, which has allowed us to adjust the way we work and learn in a seamless way, is equipping schools to meet the new Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Gibraltar Technologies (GT) has launched Wai-Eye, an AI-powered mobile app, to assist schools in pandemic compliance set by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Khadeer Peer Shariff, CEO and Executive Director of GT said that their R&D labs have testing out various technology-enabled solutions over the past two years.

“We were already ahead of the curve in AI technology so when this unprecedented situation presented itself, we were able to respond quickly with a comprehensive tailor-made, cost-effective and easy to deploy the solution,” he said.

The app has integrated facial recognition technology to facilitate automated school attendance, contactless door access, secure child pick up and contact tracing, apart from the basics of accurately monitoring mask usage, physical distancing and space occupancy.

In a bid to improve the accuracy of operations like contact tracing, mask detection and occupancy management, Shariff said that schools are currently on the lookout for automated data-driven solutions.

This is where Wai-Eye comes in; he said and added that they have already started working with school leaders and administrators to help implement their Readiness Plans in time to welcome children back to a safer environment in September.

Although primarily designed for the use of school authorities and support staff, he said that administrators can also choose to offer access to parents to get alerts on authorised child pick up and estimated time of arrival of school bus via GPS tracking.

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