AccessAbilities Expo: Floating chair at Dubai beaches to hand-driven car gadgets; 5 unique devices for people of determination
16 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
The 4th AccessAbilities Expo, the largest event for people with disabilities in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MENSA), today opened at Dubai World Trade Centre with unprecedented participation and overwhelming support from across the world
Over 4,500 technologies designed specifically for the people of determination went on display at the Expo at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will run from November 15 to 17.
New technologies will help 60 million people in the Arab region with visual, hearing and intellectual disabilities and autism to lead a more normal life.
Some of the few unique technologies that have been showcased at the AccessAbilities Expo are:
Dubai Municipality is showcasing a chair equipped with three tyres and can float on water when the tyres are detached.
The US-headquartered Starkey has introduced artificial intelligence-driven new hearing devices called Evolv AI that can be connected to the internet through a phone and also provide translation services when the user is speaking to a person who speaks a different language.
The UK-based Smart firm Smartbox has showcased a new device that can be operated with eyes and the user can surf the internet, use social media, play games, order food online and also respond to people at the door if the device is connected to the intercom.
Mobichair is highly safe and people of determination can use it to float on the beach. It is currently available at Al Mamzar Park Beach. When venturing into the sea, the tyres can be removed and when on shore the tyres can be attached back to the chair. It’s free for handicapped people.