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The Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA) announced today that it will be conducting a study to measure the levels of radiation emitted by electronic devices in smart classrooms.
The study will take place in one of the 440 classrooms across the UAE that are already using smart learning technologies. The study will follow a scientific methodology that uses innovative, state of the art ways to measure the level of emitted radiation.
The aim from the study is to ensure that radiation emitted from wifi coverage and electronic devices used at schools is within international safety guidelines as set by the World Health Organization, The International Commission for the Protection of Non-Ionizing Radiation, and The International Telecommunication Union.
Furthermore, the TRA will be supporting Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program through the provision of principles and best practice guidelines for installing wireless devices, and reducing the intensity of any radiation emission while preserving the quality of the service.
Commenting on this initiative, Eng. Mohammed Gheyath, Director General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program emphasized its importance, “From the outset, we have been committed to adopting best practices, and to using the latest technology to ensure a sound and healthy environment for our students.” He further added “We will continue working on all aspects of the program in order to provide the best service possible.”
Khalid Balhoul, Wireless Networks Development Manager at TRA, welcomed the strategic partnership between the TRA and the Smart Learning Program. “The TRA continuously encourages compliance with international safety criteria. This initiative shall serve the interests of the students and the country as a whole”.
The study is expected to be launched on January 21st, 2014, with its results published the following week.