SMART CITY ROVING EXHIBITION
To enable the public to understand and appreciate the latest development of government's various measures in addressing the challenges of city management and improving people's livelihood, we have been organising the Smart City Roving Exhibitions quarterly in 18 districts since August 2022. The exhibitions showcase various smart city initiatives that are closely related to citizens’ daily lives. They received overwhelming responses and the citizens have developed a profound interest in the smart measures.
August - September 2022
The Smart City Roving Exhibitions for the 1st quarter were held in Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po, Sha Tin and Kwun Tong districts. With a focus on Smart Living, the Exhibitions covered various smart city initiatives including “iAM Smart”, City Dashboard, “HA Go” mobile app and Telehealth Services, Multi-functional Smart Lampposts, Wi-Fi Connected City Programme and CITY IN TIME.
26-29 Aug 2022
Sham Shui Po
Hoi Lai Shopping Centre
1-4 Sep 2022
Heng On Commercial
8-11 Sep 2022
15-18 Sep 2022
With “iAM Smart”, the public could login and use a host of government, public and private online services with a single digital identity using their personal mobile phone, such as login Leisure Link to reserve leisure facilities, file tax return, and digitally sign and renew vehicle licence and full driving licence etc., without the need to manage different user names and passwords, and enjoy a brand new experience. For details, please refer to the website
Open data provides the raw materials for research and city innovation, thereby facilitating the development of smart city. City Dashboard (data.gov.hk) makes use of open data as well as interactive charts and maps to present information on environment and weather, transport and traffic, public facilities and services, as well as city at a glance. Users can also select information to be shown on the dashboards or adjust the combination of data presented on the map to suit their needs.
The “HA Go” mobile application (hago.ha.org.hk) of the Hospital Authority (HA) enables closer connection between hospital and patient, and allows patients to manage their own health. With “HA Go”, patients can check their appointments, pay bills and drug charges, make appointments for general outpatient services and new case of specialist outpatient services, enjoy the convenience of telehealth services as well as manage their own medications and health.
HA is providing telehealth services for follow-up appointments through “HA Go” to patients who do not need clinical examinations. Patients found suitable will be given telehealth appointments. They can attend clinical appointments using the “HA Go” telehealth app without the need to go to the clinics. At present, HA has been offering telehealth appointments by phases in a number of services, such as rehabilitation clinics, specialist outpatient clinics and designated clinics. For details, please refer to the website
Multi-functional Smart Lampposts
Under the Multi-functional Smart Lampposts Pilot Scheme (smartlamppost.ogcio.gov.hk), some 400 multi-functional smart lampposts equipped with smart devices will be implemented by phases in four selected urban districts (namely Central and Admiralty, Wan Chai, Yau Tsim Mong and Kwun Tong/Kai Tak Development Area) to collect real-time city data such as meteorological data, air quality and traffic flow data, and support the fifth generation (5G) mobile network development.
Wi-Fi Connected City Programme
Under the Wi-Fi Connected City Programme (www.wi-fi.hk), there are over 46 000 free public Wi-Fi hotspots under the "Wi-Fi.HK" brand, covering major facilities in all districts of Hong Kong.
CITY IN TIME
CITY IN TIME (www.cityintime.hk), launched by Tourism Commission in partnership with City University of Hong Kong, brings Hong Kong's extraordinary history back to life through augmented reality, contrasting 360-degree panoramic images of old Hong Kong with today's surroundings.
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November - December 2022
The Smart City Roving Exhibitions for the 2nd quarter were conducted in Sai Kung, Southern, Yau Tsim Mong and Wong Tai Sin districts. With a focus on Smart Environment, Smart Village and Smart Ageing, they showcase exhibits that are closely related to citizens' daily lives such as the Urban Renewal Information System, Smart Toilet Pilot Programme, Smart Recycling Bin, Smart Telehealth, etc. Through exhibits such as the "Anti-wandering Wristband System" and the "Night-time Monitoring System”, etc. in the Smart Aging zone, citizens can also appreciate how innovation and technology can improve the quality of life of the elderly.
17-20 Nov 2022
Marina Square (West)
24-27 Nov 2022
Yau Tsim Mong
Olympian City 1
1-4 Dec 2022
Wong Tai Sin
Tsz Wan Shan Shopping
8-12 Dec 2022
Urban Renewal Information System
The Urban Renewal Authority is determined to strengthen its capabilities in processing and analysis by enhancing its data infrastructure and introducing innovative systems. These include the setting-up of a Geographic Information System-based platform – Urban Renewal Information System (URIS). Through the integration and analysis of various geographic data, URIS is able to enhance operational efficiency and facilitate data-driven decision-making process.
Smart Toilet Pilot Programme
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) jointly launched a "Smart Toilet Pilot Programme" by making use of the Government-Wide Internet-of-Things Network (GWIN). Devices are installed at 10 FEHD public toilets to collect information and data for better efficacy of cleansing, housekeeping and maintenance. The system will also provide members of the public with useful information on the occupancy status of the toilets.
Smart Recycling Bins
The Smart Recycling Bins collect recyclables such as waste paper, metals and plastic. These collection bins measure and record the weight of recyclables automatically, facilitating the public to participate in recycling and earn electronic reward points for redeeming gifts with their GREEN$ smart cards.
With the use of health monitoring equipment, data can be transferred through mobile devices and converted into a variety of reference indicators. Doctors can diagnose patients remotely by referring to real-time data and reports.
Anti-wandering Wristband System
The door strip sensor is installed at the entrance and restricted areas (including the kitchen, laundry etc.) of the nursing homes. When an elderly wearing the wristband approaches the restricted locations, the door strip sensor will trigger the audible and visual alarm to prevent the older adult from accessing the restricted areas or leaving the nursing home.
Night-time Monitoring System
This is a non-restraint night monitoring system developed by the “Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub” project team to remotely monitor elderly's bed-leaving status. The system provides real-time alerts for any abnormalities, enabling caregivers to provide timely support to elderlies and reduce the risk of falls, wandering or getting lost.
Smart Companion Robot
Invented by the “Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub” project team, the robot can be customised with personalised recordings. When elderlies interact with the robot, it will greet them, recite Chinese poems and tell old Hong Kong stories, providing people-oriented care in day-care services.
Smart Diaper Sensing System
The smart diaper sensing system monitors the wetness of the diaper and the frequency of diaper changes. When the wetness level is too high, the sensing light will change color to alert the caregiver for action. The system can remotely monitor the wetness of diapers to avoid disturbing elderly's sleep and improve the quality of night care service in nursing homes.
Exercise Rehabilitation System
The Interactive Sports Rehabilitation System integrates body posture assessment, rehabilitation exercise, interactive cognitive training and progress monitoring to enhance the interest of elderlies in sports. Therapists can tailor a suitable training plan for specific rehabilitation needs, record and analyse training performance and monitor the progress of rehabilitation remotely
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March - April 2023
The Smart City Roving Exhibitions for the 3rd quarter were held in Kwai Tsing, Wan Chai, Islands, Kowloon City and North districts. It focused on Smart Travel and Smart Mobility with exhibits including Flight Token, “My HKG” mobile app, Smart Airport City & Three-runway System, Trial Scheme on Smart Zebra Crossing, HKeToll, 3D Digital Map of Hong Kong and Customs Virtual Robotics Ambassador, etc.
2-5 Mar 2023
9-12 Mar 2023
Yat Tung Shopping
16-19 Mar 2023
23-26 Mar 2023
30 Mar - 2 Apr 2023
3D Digital Map of Hong Kong
The 3D digital mapping project comprises the generation of a set of high-quality 3D visualisation map showing topographical and exterior features of terrain, buildings and infrastructures over the territory; 3D indoor map showing the accessible interior of buildings and structures for 1,250 buildings; and 3D pedestrian network data over the territory.
Real-time Adaptive Traffic Signal System in Tung Chung
The Real-time Adaptive Traffic Signal System utilises sensors installed at junctions to collect real-time traffic flow data. Based on the observed traffic condition, the System optimises the allocation of green times to different vehicular and pedestrian movements with a view to reducing delays experienced by vehicles and pedestrians using these junctions. The Transport Department is installing the System at 8 selected linked signalised junctions in Tung Chung town centre progressively. Among all the junctions, the System was commissioned at the signalised junction of Shun Tung Road / Tat Tung Road (East) on 30 September 2022. The key performance indicators show a significant improvement to the traffic brought out by the System.
Trial Scheme on Smart Zebra Crossing
Thermal detectors are installed atop of the Belisha beacons at zebra crossings to detect the approaching vehicles and the pedestrians preparing to cross the road. The brightness and flashing frequency of the beacons and the illuminated posts will be adjusted to further alert motorists to stop and give way to pedestrians. Besides, bluetooth signals will be sent out to notify pedestrians, particularly the visually impaired persons, of the presence of the zebra crossing.
“HKeToll” Free-Flow Tolling Service
The “HKeToll” Free-Flow Tolling Service is one of the major Smart Mobility initiatives of the Transport Department. Motorists could pay tolls of government tolled tunnels and Tsing Sha Control Area with ease by remote means using toll tags. Upon implementation of HKeToll, the toll booths and Autotoll lanes will be decommissioned. The motorists will not have to stop or queue at toll booths for payments. Therefore, it provides a smooth driving experience.
Be Smart, Sport the Phish
Phishing is a cheating trick that deceives victims into handing over personal information or even money. A typical phishing method is that an attacker contacts you by email, SMS, or instant messages, disguising as someone you know or a trustworthy organisation, to lure you into providing sensitive information, browsing a malicious website or opening an attachment.
Customs Virtual Robotic Ambassador
With a vast Customs knowledge base, the Customs Virtual Robotic Ambassador can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services of Customs and Excise Department by providing instant, accurate and consistent responses to enquiries of the public and travellers. The Department can also analyze major public concerns and leverage the benefit to explore how its public services can be improved.
Contactless e-Channel Service
Eligible Hong Kong residents can use a smartphone with biometric authentication to download the Immigration Department's Contactless e-Channel mobile application for enrolment. After successful enrolment, they can generate the encrypted QR code through the mobile application to enter the e-Channel, and then verify their identity with the facial verification technology for automated immigration clearance. Throughout the entire process, there will be no need for them to touch any shared equipment of the e-Channel, so as to provide a faster, more convenient and hygienic immigration clearance service for residents.
“My HKG” App
Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) official mobile app “My HKG” provides you with real-time flight information and notifications, facilitates your airport services booking and food ordering, assists you on airport navigation, and keeps you stay connected to airport free Wi-Fi automatically upon arrival at HKIA. With its chatbot function, the app also answers enquiries related to flight information, airport facilities and shopping and dining offers through instant messages.
Flight Token is a self-service biometric system that increases passenger convenience, accelerates departures and enhances the accuracy of identity checks. With this new touchless system, travellers checking in at a smart kiosk create an electronic token containing their biometric data and information about their travel document and boarding pass. Passengers can then use their face as identification when checking luggage at self bag drop facilities and when passing through e-Security Gates and e-Boarding Gates.
SKYCITY, located within walking distance of the HKIA, is a mega-scale commercial development poised to become a vibrant lifestyle hub - redefining the consumer experience and drawing visitors to the Airport City from all around the world. SKYCITY will be seamlessly linked to HKIA and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge's Hong Kong Port by a network of roads and bridges.
The Three-runway System (3RS) ensures that HKIA has the capacity to meet the long-term demand of passengers and cargo thus bringing life to the Airport City and underpinning its continuous growth while strengthening Hong Kong's status as an international aviation hub. The new Third Runway started its operation in 2022 and the 3RS is scheduled for completion by 2024. With the 3RS, HKIA will be able to handle 120 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo annually.
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May - June 2023
The Smart City Roving Exhibitions for the 4th quarter, held in Yuen Long, Central & Western, Tuen Mun, Eastern and Tai Po districts, focuses on Smart Outing and Smart Government with exhibits including Location Tracking System for Hikers at Remote Areas, Smart Rescue Solution, Unmanned Aircraft System for Fire and Emergency Services, Patient Tagging System for Multiple Casualties Incidents, Hong Kong Police Force's Self-service Kiosk, Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones Registration System, Trunk Road T2 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector, Unmanned Ground Penetrating Radar．Robot Dog, and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) System for Water Quality Monitoring at Impounding Reservoirs, etc.
YOHO Mall 1
25-28 May 2023
Central & Western
1-4 Jun 2023
8-11 Jun 2023
New Jade Shopping Arcade
15-18 Jun 2023
Tai Po Mega Mall
22-25 Jun 2023
Location Tracking System for Hikers at Remote Areas
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) developed a set of trial system and equipment for hiking safety based on GWIN in 2021 to provide location tracking and SOS function at areas with weak or no mobile network coverage. Also developed by the EMSD in the same year, the "GWIN-on-drone" provides a mobile LoRa network system by a drone carrying lightweight LoRa gateway of low power consumption. This invention won a silver award in the 2022 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Moreover, another type of device that can connect to a smartphone is under testing. The device is able to switch over between mobile network and GWIN, which enhances the tracking ability of the system.
Smart Rescue Solutions
To improve life-saving ability, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has launched the Smart Rescue Solutions comprising “3R” platform for rescue teams and mobile application “HKSOS” for the public. “3R” transforms search and rescue mission by employing R-Map, a new composite digital map, with real-time GPS locations and the physical conditions of different rescue teams provided by R-Watch, as well as live feeds transmitted from R-Cam. “HKSOS” links up the 999 Report Centre, the person in distress and his emergency contacts. When SOS signal is triggered by the person in distress or his emergency contacts via the application, HKSOS will instantly generate the information on the event route and the accurate location of the person in distress so that the rescue teams can locate him in a swift manner and save more lives.
Unmanned Aircraft System for Fire and Emergency Services
The Fire Services Department (FSD) has established an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for use in rescue services, with a view to improving the efficiency of firefighting and emergency response as well as enhancing the protection of public safety. The FSD project "UAS for Fire and Emergency Services" won the second runner-up prize in the "Leading Towards Robotics Technologies Innovation Competition" in July 2021. This project paves the way for the FSD to utilise UAS.
Patient Tagging System for Multiple Casualties Incidents
FSD launched the "Patient Tagging System for Multiple Casualties Incidents" (PTS-MCI) in November 2022. The system facilitates ambulance personnel to consolidate the number and conditions of the injured persons in major incidents, and allocate ambulance resources.
The system has 4 main interface devices which include:
- New Triage Card with NFC chip and QR Code
- PTS-MCI Mobile Application
- Web Application of PTS-MCI
The ambulance personnel will use the new triage card to triage the injured persons, together with PTS-MCI to record their conditions and their general information. The data recorded by the app will be transmitted to the system terminal via mobile network. Relevant parties can obtain the latest information at scene, including the number of injured persons registered, their gender, age, the nature of injuries, etc. Such information is crucial in rescue operations.
Hong Kong Police Force's Self-service Kiosk
About 47% of the cases handled by Report Rooms are related to loss of property. To improve efficiency and service quality, the Police started to set up Self-Service Kiosk (SSK) in report rooms in September 2021 for members of the public to handle lost property reports and 14 other services provided by the e-Report Centre on their own. SSKs have been installed in 12 police stations. SSKs not only facilitate the public reporting their cases conveniently, but also reduce both the workload of police officers and the queuing time. SSKs will soon be set up in MTR stations to make police services more accessible to citizens.
Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones Registration System - Application of Blockchain and Dynamic QR Code Technologies
Customs & Excise Department (C&ED) has developed this system for the newly implemented “two-tier registration regime for dealers in precious metals and stones”. This system is the first government registration system that connects to and exploits Government’s “Shared Blockchain Platform”, and has applied C&ED's self-developed Dynamic QR Code authentication technology to enhance online validation of registrants.
Trunk Road T2 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector
“Trunk Road T2 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” is Hong Kong’s first tunnel inspection system with instant reporting capability based on drone with on-board Artificial Intelligence module and Edge Computer for inspection of defects on tunnel linings. This innovation has been successfully applied in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project.
Unmanned Ground Penetrating Radar．Robot Dog
"Unmanned Ground Penetrating Radar．Robot Dog" is a remote-control robot dog integrated with Ground Penetrating Radar system, mechanical arm and IoT sensors used in outdoor environment. Equipped with Stepped-Frequency Continuous-Wave (SFCW) technology and precise Real-time kinematic positioning (RTK) is an advanced subsurface mapping system. At the same time, the true-ultrawideband antenna system and optimised electronics equipment can deliver unparalleled resolution and penetration depth. It scans the underground to provide a clear 3D image of what lies beneath such as underground wastewater sources and expedient connections (mis-connection of storm drains and foul sewers). Unmanned Ground Penetrating Radar．Robot Dog can also map the findings with Augmented Reality (AR) technology.
Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) System for Water Quality Monitoring at Impounding Reservoirs
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) has introduced an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system in recent years to perform automatic water quality monitoring and sampling in impounding reservoirs, boosting efficiency through adoption of innovation and technology. The USV system consists of a base station computer and four electric USVs. Each USV is equipped with a water quality monitoring unit and a water sampling unit. WSD staff can remotely control the USVs to navigate automatically along a pre-set route, monitor water quality and conduct sampling at designated locations.