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					LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs
                  for
  Medical, Health and Social Welfare

              Prof. C J Tan
     CEO, Hong Kong LSCM R&D Centre
                            Oct 7, 2010




  Hong Kong - a regional technology service hub                 1
                                                  A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
  LSCM 2010
         What is RFID ?

  “World Oldest new technology”
Invented in 1948 and used in 2nd WW




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                                      A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
    LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs

                           • business analytics, decision support
                           • intelligent human-object interactions
Decision Support
                           • ..
& Applications




                           • access and communicate data through
Infrastructure &                         internet and other medias
                             internet and other medias
Communication              • service platforms and data managmenet
                                                         management
Networks                   • system inter-operability




                           • identify objects (including people)
RFID/Sensor Data Capture   • detect environment parameters such as
(RFID, barcode, sensors,      temperature, humidity, pressure, ..
GPS, scanners)             • Inter-device communications




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                                                            3   A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
    LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs

                                    • business analytics, decision support
                                    • intelligent human-object interactions
Decision Support
                                    • ..
& Applications




                                    • access and communicate data through
Infrastructure &                      internet and other medias
Communication                       • service platforms and data management
Networks                            • system inter-operability



                                      Versatile Tracking Device


RFID/Sensor Data Capture
(RFID, barcode, sensors,
GPS, scanners)
                           Zigbee
                                                                  Wi-Fi
                                    GPS
                                              RFID        GPRS
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                                                                          4   A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
    LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs

                           • business analytics, decision support
                           • intelligent human-object interactions
Decision Support
                           • ..
& Applications




Infrastructure &
Communication
Networks




RFID/Sensor Data Capture
(RFID, barcode, sensors,
GPS, scanners)




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                                                            5   A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
                                             RFID Middleware project

                                         Hong Kong International Airport


                                         A listed bank in Hong Kong        The University of Hong Kong Libraries

                                                 Toppan Forms                                 Prince of Wales
                                                                       呂郭碧鳳 中學
                                                   (HK) Group                                     Hospital
 Funded                                             東華三院                    觀塘功樂             St. Paul
                                                                                                            Hong Kong
                                                                                                                             Kwai Chung
                                                                                                         Heritage Discovery
$10.5M in               Generated                   郭一葦中學                   官立中學            Secondary          Centre
                                                                                                                            Public Mortuary
  2005                 over $17M of                                        Wing Hung Group, Hong Kong
                         revenue

                                                    RFID Library           RFID Educational
            LSCM Foundation Prj.:                   Mgt Solution                 Kit
                                                                                                  RFID Mobile Facility     RFID Warehouse
              RFID Enablement                                                                         Mgt Solution           Mgt Solution
              Middleware (RAE)                    RFID Document              RFID Asset
                                      HKU
                                                   Mgt Solution              Mgt Solution



                     Sponsored over
                                                RFID Enabling Technologies for Retail & Logistics Industry
                    $5M of licenses to
                    new R&D projects            RFID-based Interoperable Gateway for Logistics Service Platforms (RIG)

                                                                 Package-specific RFID Tagging and Embedding Technology

                                                                 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Food Safety and Supply Chain Management Public Information Platform

                                                                   Interoperability Technology and Applications for Container RFID and e-seal

                                                                             Hong Kong Air Freight Forwarding Industry Using RFID and Software Agent Technologies

                                                                              RFID Benchmarking Methodology, Report and Tool Support

                                                                                              Guangdong-Hong Kong Import/Export Supervision and Management


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  2005               2006             2007                   2008                       2009                       2010                   2011 Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
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    LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs

                           • business analytics, decision support
                           • intelligent human-object interactions
Decision Support
                           • ..
& Applications




                           • access and communicate data through
Infrastructure &                         internet and other medias
Communication              • service platforms and data managemenet
Networks                   • system inter-operability




                                      Versatile Tracking Device

RFID/Sensor Data Capture
(RFID, barcode, sensors,
GPS, scanners)
                            Zigbee
                                                                  Wi-Fi
                                     GPS
                                              RFID        GPRS
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                                                                  7   A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
 Internet of Things(IoT) and Sensing Technologies
   LSCM Technologies and R&D Programs
                 物联网與感知技術

Aug 2009, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at Wuxi called for
                                  • business analytics, decision support
                                  • intelligent human-object interactions
development of Internet of Things
Decision Support
                                  • ..
& Applications
  • Internet + Internet of Things = Smart Planet
  • Nov, Wen spoke on “Let Science and Technology Lead China’s
    Sustainable Development” calling for breakthroughs for sensor
                                         • access and communicate data through
    networks
Infrastructure & and Internet of Things                internet and other medias
                                           internet and other medias
Communication                                    • service platforms and data managmenet
                                                                              management
Networks                                         • system inter-operability
2009 was eventful year of development in China, 2010-2011 will be vital years
of development momentum and pace setting
   • Industry support policies from State, provinces, municipalities and
                                           • identify
     industrial parks – favorable environment forobjects (including andsuch as
 RFID/Sensor Data Capture
                                                      technology people)
                                           • detect environment parameters
                                                                             industry
     development
 (RFID, barcode, sensors,                               temperature, humidity, pressure, ..
 GPS, scanners)                            •Inter-device communications
   • Universities, Key Labs, Standardization Organizations – technology
     breakthroughs for standards and key technologies
   • Industry applications will be the main driving force
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              IOT for Medical Industry

                         1.       Baby Tag


                                     • Alarm
   Decision Making                   • Lock the entrance
          &                          • Call security
     Application                     • Inform management




   Infrastructure                    • RFID network
          &                          • Wi-Fi network
Communication Network                • Mobile network




                                     • Tamper resistant strap
  Device Technology                  • Reusable lock
    (Sensor & Tag)                   • Active RFID tag
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              IOT for Medical Industry

                         2.   Medical Equipment Tracking


                                          • Asset locating application
   Decision Making
          &
     Application



   Infrastructure                         • RFID reader network
          &                               • Wi-Fi network
Communication Network                     • Mobile network




  Device Technology                       • Active RFID tag

    (Sensor & Tag)
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                                                        A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
              IOT for Medical Industry

                         3.   Drug Dispensing at Bedside


                                          • Application to confirm if the
   Decision Making                         right medicine is given to the
                                           patient
          &
     Application


                                          • RFID network
   Infrastructure                         • Wi-Fi network
          &
Communication Network




                                          • Patient tag
  Device Technology
                                          • Drip/medicine tag
    (Sensor & Tag)
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                                                          A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
              IOT for Medical Industry

                         4.   Drug Management & Storage

                                          • Alarm if the drug is misplaced

   Decision Making                        • Alarm if the storage
                                            environment is changed
          &                                 (Temperature/humidity)
     Application                          • Automatic reordering and
                                            inventory control



                                          • RFID cabinets with Wi-Fi or
   Infrastructure                           Internet network

          &
Communication Network




                                          • Critical supplies
  Device Technology
                                          • Hazardous materials
    (Sensor & Tag)
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                                                         A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
              IOT for Medical Industry

                         5.   Medical Record Transfer

                                         • Provide audit trail for medical
                                           record transfer between depts
   Decision Making                         and hospitals
          &                              • Automate circulation process
     Application



   Infrastructure                         • RFID tray with Wi-Fi or
          &                                 Internet network
Communication Network




                                         • RFID tag for medical folders
  Device Technology
    (Sensor & Tag)
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                                              Who are we ?

                                              1. Funded over HK$170m to 30 projects
200 R&D staff from various R&D org. :
• CityU
• CUHK
• HKU                                                          ITC
• HKUST
• PolyU
                                                                                          1.   Customs and Excise Dept.
• ASTRI
                                                                                          2.   Hospital Authority, PWH
• HKPC
                                          Research                                        3.   Correctional Services
• VTC                                      Institute/                         Gov./ NGO   4.   RTHK
• Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.               Universities
                                                                                          5.   Guangdong CIQ
• Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecom.
                                                                                          6.   Shenzhen CIQ
• Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Tech.                       LSCM
• South China Univ. of Technology
• Guangdong Univ. of Technology
• Sun Yat-Sen Univ.
• …
• …                                               Tech                    Mfg /
• LSCM                                           Company                 Logistics
       • Hardware & System
       • Infrastructure & Applications
       • Industry & Tech Transfer
                                             1. 800 members, including 100
                                                technology companies and solution
                                                providers

                                             2. HK$40m of sponsorship from over 100                                14
                                                companies                                              A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
   Thank you




Thank you




Email:   ctan@lscm.hk




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                        A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
                Baggage Checked-in with RFID at HKIA


   An RFID-enabled Sorter Monitoring System to
    enhance the existing system in the monitoring and
    controlling of baggage sorting and loading
    processes
   Benefits achieved
        Customer service with transparent operation and
         accurate baggage delivery
        Enhanced operational efficiency and capacity of BHS

   Deployment experience
        About 40,000 bags, 90% of all departing bags, from
         around 50 airlines use the new baggage tags each day
        Improved read-rate: accuracy reaches 97% vs 80% by
         barcode only




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                                                                A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
               Use of RFID for Document Management at
                       A Listed Retail Bank in HK



Background & Challenge
• The Bank had difficulties to track and trace the
  loan application form within the office. The Bank
  also wanted to optimize the internal loan
  application process to improve customer service.

Solution
• EBS assisted the Bank to develop an RFID
  Document Management Solution that can:
    • Record the document movement history
    • Record the ownership of documents
    • Automate the document circulation process




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                                                        A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
                     RFID at HKU Main Library



   Launched in October 2008
   First RFID-enabled university library in HK
   Tagging over 1 million circulating items
   Up to 11,000 loans per day, over 100,000 patrons




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                                                       A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
                   Use of RFID for Mortuary Services at
                            Hospital Authority

Background
 HA decides to employ RFID in streamlining the operations
   and enhancing the management of bodies in HA
   mortuaries after the previous mortuary incidents to ensure
   correct identification and safeguard the loss of bodies

Objectives
 Real-time tracking and tracing of bodies in the mortuaries
 Streamlining stocktaking of bodies in various areas
   including body compartments, cold room, etc
 Enhance identification and verification of bodies
 Safeguard body collection and release procedures and
   prevent inadvertent egress of bodies

Pilot Hospitals
 Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Kowloon West
    Cluster (KWC)
 United Christian Hospital (UCH) in Kowloon East Cluster
    (KEC)




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                                                                A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
               Use of RFID for Library Management at
               Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Background & Challenge
• Reference Library situated at the Hong Kong
  Heritage Discovery Centre, providing reference
  materials on HK history, heritage conservation,
  architecture, etc. for public
• The Library requested to upgrade part of the old
  RFID system without interrupting her normal
  operation

Solution
• EBS deploys the RFID Library Management
  Solution that can support the existing VLib library
  system:
    • RFID Staff Station
          • Borrow / Return books
          • Register new books
          • Check book status
          • Arm / Disarm RFID security bit of books
    • RFID Handheld Device
          • Check inventory
          • Search books
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                                                        A Member of Hong Kong R&D Centre
               Use of RFID for Library Management at
                         St Paul’s College
Background & Challenge
• Founded in 1851, St Paul’s College is the oldest
  school to commence operation in HK
• The Library requested to migrate the barcode library
  system to RFID library system

Solution
• EBS deployed the RFID Library Management
  Solution that can support the existing VLib library
  system:
    • RFID Staff Station
    • RFID Self Check Kiosk
    • RFID Inventory Device
    • RFID Security Gate




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