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Dubai battling the COVID-19 Pandemic with Innovative Technology

Euronews takes a look at how Dubai’s innovation in medicine, mobile technology and sanitisation is helping tackle the disease

Dubai has been at the forefront against the COVID-19 pandemic In the future, we're looking at producing them in the hundreds of ventilators home-grown UAE company Guard Sanitisation Gate developed a smart turnstile that takes temperatures and envelope passers-by in a disinfected fog

From autonomous machines, to disinfectant drones and developing apparatus that will facilitate the world’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai has been at the forefront of the global fight thanks to the city’s innovation led response in medicine, mobile technology and sanitisation. 

Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews, spoke to scientists at Dubai’s Future Foundation about the life saving ventilator technology they are developing, as well as Advanced Media who are responsible for the UAE’s drone disinfection programme, and Home-Grown UAE company Guard Sanitisation Gate about the smart turnstile technology they have developed. 

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Speaking to Euronews, Khalifa Al Qama, Head of Dubai future Labs, Dubai Future Foundation said: “In February/March, the whole world had less than one hundred thousand ventilators, and it was clear that we needed to see how we could help. (…) We are aiming to ensure that we produce a ventilator that could be accessible and that has all the features of a fully-fledged ventilator. That means, it will give the doctor the control that they need when it comes to the volume of air that goes into the patient, or the pressure that the patients need. A toddler would need very different pressure from an adult and the amount of oxygen that they receive from these ventilators.” (sic)

He added: Right now, we are at the prototyping phase and have around four that we are testing currently internally. But in the future, we’re looking at producing them in the hundreds.” (sic)

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Speaking to home-grown UAE company Guard Sanitisation Gate who have developed a smart turnstile that can instantly take temperatures and envelope passers-by in a disinfected fog about the new normal when it comes to people being allowed back in public spaces,  the company’s co-founder Husam Zammar said: “In the next two or three months you will find out that if they didn’t check your temperature, there is some problem in this building or that is some problem in this organisation.” (sic)

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The full interviews available to watch on  Euronews and Euronews.com, click HERE to watch it now. 

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