Abu Dhabi International Airport now has 53 elevators with contactless technology.
The elevators now have a contactless panel that allows passengers to use the elevators without having to press any buttons. They wave their hands in front of the panel to indicate the floor or direction they want.
The Touch-less Keypad Technology, called Tchk, is a partnership with UAE-based start-up, Meta Touch.
Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Abu Dhabi Airports:
“The installation of the new technology across our elevators at Abu Dhabi International Airport is a significant development in ensuring the safety of all our guests and travellers.”
This new technology follows the recent introduction of CoDi BOT UGV robots used to support the sterilisation of staff areas, cargo facilities, and passenger aircraft cabins, as well as SterixGates sterilisation booths that can disinfect a person in three seconds.
Other measures introduced at Abu Dhabi International Airport to contain COVID-19 include thermal scanning cameras that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, cameras with facial recognition capabilities and heat motion sensors to track the movements of people, including those potentially infected with COVID-19.
In April, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, started trials with Australian company Elenium Automation of new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify passengers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.
N.B. Image credit: Abu Dhabi International Airport