As part of implementing a shift to smart technology:
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) displayed its smart technology projects at the GITEX Technology Week Exhibition, 2016. This opened on Sunday 16th of October at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The university pavilion saw a good number of visitors interested in the world of modern technology.
Professor Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of UAEU, praised the projects displayed and said that, “UAEU is happy that our students participation is quite distinct”. He stressed that the current GITEX event is a valuable opportunity to showcase UAEU’s achievements and to highlight the university’s cooperation with major institutions in this field, all of which helps to consolidate the UAE’s position in the worldwide technology industry.
Afraa Al Shamsi, Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Sector at the university, also discussed the high quality of the projects from UAEU. She noted that the IT Department has introduced new services for UAEU on the university’s own smartphone application. These include alumni services, electronic payment gateways and a method for calculating the cumulative average for continuing students. This is part of a shift to smart technology at UAEU.
UAEU put forward 10 IT projects. These include the WECA application that helps save water and electricity. It was presented by Metha Al Ketbi. This application targets water and electricity consumers in four Emirates, who can use it to calculate the water and electricity consumption of their appliances and then reduce that usage. It also allows the user to calculate and compare their last water and electricity bill and compare all their bills on a graph.
Also, Zeinab Hadad, a member of the environment-friendly Pezo project, said that, “the goal of the project is to allow everyone to contribute to UAE’s vision of protecting the environment”. The project involves a carpet that generates energy. This carpet is made of materials that can generate electricity just by walking on them and thus generate green energy for your household equipment and devices.