CUHK's IOFC releases findings of latest smart city research

CUHK's Institute of Future Cities has unveiled findings from its latest smart city research programs (Image CUHK)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) has announced the findings of research that will provide feasible applications for the development of a Greater Bay Area smart cities cluster.

The institute is currently involved in research projects including the development of a modular, plug and play air pollution monitoring system. The system supports modules for testing carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, and radiation, as well as temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

Other projects underway at the IOFC include a wearable, IoT-based airborne particulate matter monitoring system, as well as a wearable ECG monitoring system for allowing users to keep track of their cardiovascular health at home.

The three systems can also be connected to a computer or smart phone to receive data for real-time visualization and analysis, that when integrated with urban big data analysis can contribute to the promotion of public and personal health in Hong Kong.

IOFC said the institute has been striving to gather research talent from multiple disciplines to help Hong Kong carve out a leading role in the GBA smart cities cluster.

“The close linkage of innovative technology and urban development is transforming the GBA into a new form of cities,” he said.

“Smart and sustainable cities are important to ensure all city dwellers in different sectors can really enjoy an improved quality of living and greater well-being in the GBA.”

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