Commenting on the motivations behind what triggered the development of Wai-Eye, prominent Emirati philanthropist, Head of Board at GT and Chairman of Al Otaiba Group of Companies Ahmed Khalaf Al Otaiba said, “The Founding Father of our country, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan , was the first to prioritize education because he strongly believed it was an important catalyst to building a modern nation. Following in his path, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa has continued to support education development projects. And now, during this crisis, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed stressed the importance of ensuring the continuity of education as a national duty. This technological innovation is our way of supporting the UAE government’s education drive and helping schools reopen responsibly.”
Over and above the basics of accurately monitoring mask usage, physical distancing and space occupancy, GT’s R&D Lab, the creators of this plug-and-play App, have also integrated facial recognition to facilitate automated school attendance, contactless door access, secure child pick up and contact tracing.