The UAE’s Hands Can Talk project has developed software using Microsoft Kinect technology that detects hand gestures and converts it into audible words for a non-deaf audience.
Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, Dubai-based OLLA has created furniture easy enough to assemble that kids can do it themselves.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation is now officially training its cabbies to act as city ambassadors while they’re on the job.
Etihad Airways’ has launched its Flying Nanny scheme, which introduces a new member of on-board staff, available to assist families and their children.
Gramo is adopting a pay-by-weight business model to raise awareness of sustainability issues and promote moderation in the burgeoning emirate.
Designed by global architectural firm Aedas, Al Bahar Towers feature computer-controlled sun screens on the buildings’ exterior that open and close as required to keep out the glaring heat of the sun.
Recognizing that reading a newspaper often goes hand in hand with drinking coffee, Y&R Dubai adapted coffee chain Tim Hortons’ coffee cup sleeves into an advertising medium for Gulf News.
The Househunter Test-Drive campaign by TBWA\RAAD Dubai matches property seekers looking at classified ad site Dubizzle with a Nissan vehicle tailored to their specifications, which they can then test-drive to their home viewing.
With water efficiency in mind, Dubai-based Agricel recently launched a farming system that uses a film-like material instead of soil and allows farmers to use 90 percent less water.
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