Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing
Applied Research and Technology Transfer
  • Next Generation Personal Emergency Link, a location aware service that bring the indoor Personal Emergency Link to the outdoor environment. This project is in co-operation with the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) and HKCSL.
  • Mobile Personal Response System (mPRS), a personal response system that makes use of usersíŽ mobile phone to do opinion poll in classrooms. This project had finished its test trial with 30 chemistry teachers at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre by the end of Nov 2007 and another set of test trial had been conducted at HKBU in the 1st semester of 2008-2009. This project is originated from the HKBU Teaching Development Grant ížDo Not Turn off Your Mobile Phones in My Lectures íV A Mobile Phone Based Response SystemíĘ proposed by Prof. Albert Lee (HKBU, CHEM) and Prof. Joseph Ng (HKBU, COMP)
  • Geocaching Competition, a location-aware treasure hunting competition utilizing GPS, UMTS, Wi-Fi and PAN positioning technologies. This is one of the events in the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - Hong Kong co-organized by CAHK, and the Office of Sin Chung Kai - Legco Member (ITFC) of the HKSAR Government.
  • Location-aware PDA Guided Tour, a WLES application developed for Department of Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan).
  • Mobile Learning Campus, a WLES application developed for Hong Kong Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School. This consultancy project is in co-operation with Winspire Technology and Hong Kong Productivity Council.
  • RFID Benchmarking Methodology and Practice, S.C. Cheung & Lionel Ni at HKUST study challenges in testing the performance of RFID systems in real-life applications. They propose to develop a methodology to evaluate and compare the performance of RFID systems. The methodology leverages advances in testing, machine learning and communications theory. A major objective of the project is to examine the adequacy of existing methods and to explore a reliable evaluation model for the efficient performance testing of real life RFID systems.
  • Ubiquitous City íV Hong Kong Award, this award is sponsored by OGCIO & HKWDC. Our proposed WLES Application was selected and will receive the Award and the price money (max. $60,000) by May 2009. This award leads to a $330K+ consultancy project at HKBU sponsored by OGCIO & HKTB for the Hong Kong Olympic Piazza Event in Hong Kong. This project utilized the Wi-Fi Positioning technology invented and developed by our Research Centre and had the service delivered in form of an Interactive Treasure Hunting Game through a Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone.
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    Industrial and Government Links
    Telecommunication Network Operators:
  • HKCSL, & Peoples Phones - MLES applications
  • Industry Associations and Development Centre:
  • Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) - MLES applications
  • Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - Hong Kong : Geocaching Competition
  • Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre (HKWDC) - MLES & WLES demo display
  • Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) - Next Generation Personal Emergency Link
  • Vendors and Developers:
  • Microsoft, & Sybase - mobile application development platform & software tools
  • Synergy, HP, Nokia - hardware (PDA, mobile phones, and PDA phones)
  • Winspire Technology - WLES applications
  • Government Departments/Units:

  • Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) íV MLES & WLES
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) íV WLES for Olympic Piazza Exhibition
  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) íV WLES in the 4 Museums
    • Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum (including Hong Kong Space Museum)