The 38th edition of the annual GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for five days from October 14 to 18.
The glasses are on display at the stand of DU, leading ICT and telecom service provider to give the blind and visually impaired the chance to familiarize themselves with the glasses and the services it provides to its users. The DU stand is located in the Zabeel Hall 2 (Stand ZA-A20)
Mohammed Islam Hashim, CEO of Amal Glass Company, said that the introduction during GITEX 2018 of Amal smart glasses, a first-of-a-kind in the world with respect to its specification, aims to provide thousands of visitors and people with disabilities the chance to closely inspect and experience the glasses. He expressed his deep appreciation for the support provided by DU and for its interest in people with disabilities as part of its policy to serve and care for the local community.
Amal smart glasses includes 25 important services needed by the blind and visually impaired people including obstacle warning, people recognition, weather conditions, using remote control devices, colour recognition to choose suitable clothes, currency recognition, Qiblah direction and prayer times.
It also enables students to record audio lectures, in addition to an audio library, and the ability to read products barcodes and capture photos. It can read books, newspapers, menus, computer and ATM screens, among others in several languages, including Arabic and English.
The Smart Glasses also provides the service of describing the surrounding environment to enable the visually impaired identify the things around them, such as cars, streets, furniture, appliances, office environments and many more, in addition to the identification of commercial and global brands and the ability to recognize the lighting level in the user’s surrounding so as to avoid standing in unlit places that may expose the user to accidents from others around them.
The Amal smart glasses are also equipped with a GPS system specially developed to help visually impaired people identify the area and street they are in, enabling them to easily navigate while being updated to the remaining distance to their destination.
The glasses also provide an SOS service and sharing of maps and photos of the location of users, in addition to sending “Help-Me” messages to help others identify the location of the user. The glasses also include a laser war game which works in a 3-D acoustic environment.