Smart sports and play devices have been added to all Abu Dhabi municipal projects relating to parks and recreational facilities, at a cost of around AED62 million.

The Municipal Infrastructure & Assets Sector at Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) confirmed the move, which aims to foster sustainability.

Smart sports devices transform kinetic energy into electric energy for multiple uses such as the recharging of mobile phones, lighting, water-cooling, and music.

The initiative, which is part of the Government Accelerators initiatives for the 5-Year Plan of Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2018 – 2022, encourages people to take part in sport, not only for their own health but for the good of the environment.

The step stems from Abu Dhabi Vision and conforms to the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031.