Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

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The smart glasses integrate both thermal imaging technology and artificial intelligence, and has been used in China and proven its effectiveness in measuring people’s temperature with high accuracy. (File/AFP)
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The smart glasses integrate both thermal imaging technology and artificial intelligence, and has been used in China and proven its effectiveness in measuring people’s temperature with high accuracy. (WAM)
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Updated 08 May 2020

Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

  • Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics

DUBAI: Police officers in Dubai will start using smart glasses to measure the temperatures of public transportation users in a secure way, state news agency WAM reported.
Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics. It integrates both thermal imaging technology and artificial intelligence, and has been used in China and proven its effectiveness in measuring people’s temperature with high accuracy.
Brigadier General Obaid Al-Hathboor, director of Dubai’s Transportation Security Department, said the glasses can detect thermally at a distance of 2 meters and have the capacity to read the temperatures of 100 people per minute.


Arab coalition extends Yemen ceasefire by a month

Updated 24 April 2020

Arab coalition extends Yemen ceasefire by a month

  • Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki earlier announced a two-week ceasefire

DUBAI: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate Yemeni government on Friday said it was extending its unilateral ceasefire in Yemen by one month, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

“The Arab coalition renews its reaffirmation that the opportunity remains ripe for all efforts to reach a comprehensive and an everlasting ceasefire in Yemen, and agree on serious and concrete measures to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people,” coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.

Maliki earlier announced a two-week ceasefire against the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, which expired on Thursday without leading to a permanent truce.