Smart Palms sound like another crazy idea which can only be deployed in Dubai. But the concept is great and the benefits mutual. For citizens and visitors, the palm provides charging station, digital and static information and shade. The municipality gets access to public information boards and an additional CCTV platform.
The concept seems excellent, craftsmanship of the prototype need to be improved for serial manufacturing. At Gitex was announced that future palms will be produced in 3D printing technology. Displays, LED ticker and static poster lightbox are not up to industry standard. But the prototypes have been installed as a prove of concept. We really like the idea but remain sceptical that profitable dooh media sales can be realized.