ITC showcasing HK inventions at SmartBiz expo

Dr. Lawrence Poon, deputy general manager, Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre, HKPC, demonstrated the first Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger in Hong Kong

Five local R&D centers are exhibiting their projects at the Information and Technology Commission Pavilion at this week's SmartBiz expo at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre.

ASTRI is using the pavilion to exhibit innovative R&D projects including the Palm Fusion Biometric Sensing Device, which has been co-developed with a Swedish partners organization for use in user identification and safety verification.

ASTRI is also showcasing its Vehicle-to-Everything Networking System with Road Side Unit Management, its R&D on blockchain-based applications and a glasses-free 3D display.

Meanwhile the Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS) R&D Centre is displaying various automobile-related technologies including the first wireless electric vehicle charger in Hong Kong, which uses magnetic resonance to charge vehicles over the air.

The Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is demonstrating six projects, such as asymmetric fencing shoes, sensing insoles for footstrike pattern detection in runners and a quick-learning automatic spraying system for jeans.

The Logistics and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM) is showcasing an AI vision of autonomous guided vehicles and a perception-guided robotic arm manipulation system,

Finally, the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) is demonstrating a series of technological achievements in the fields of nanotechnology and advanced materials, such as proof-of-concept wearable IoT sensors with flexible batteries.

The SmartBiz event is showcasing more than 500 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions. ITC plans to use the event to help the research and development centers identify collaboration partners and explore business opportunities for their innovations.