HKSTP holds symposium on sensor technologies

HKSTP and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council held an international symposium on smart city and healthcare sensors (Image HKSTP)

HKSTP has held the first international symposium on sensor technology for healthcare and smart city applications, in conjunction with the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

The International Symposium on Micro/Nano Sensors for Healthcare and Smart City brought together top researchers and engineers from across academia and industry to share knowledge on emerging sensor technologies and their applications in the two fields.

Speakers included Professor Wang Zhonglin, founding director and chief scientist at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, as well as Stanford University Professor Thomas Kenny, the world's foremost expert on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

At the event, ten Science Park companies and partner organizations demonstrated their technologies and shared their R&D findings on sensor technologies and nanotechnology.

HKSTP meanwhile announced a collaboration with HKUST to conduct live trials of a sensor technology to study and manage human traffic flow at Science Park.

The technology has been developed by HKUST under the name SmartAP, and is designed to sense people distribution, flow and queueing time in a designated area over time. The solution has potential applications in improving operations for high-traffic locations such as shopping malls, airports ad train stations.

The collaboration follows the launch of HKSTP's Sensor Hub program in September last year, which aims to expedite R&D of new and emerging sensor technologies for smart city applications.

There are currently six Sensor Hub projects running at the park, including an initiative with Arrow Asia Pac to test water, air and weather sensor technologies.

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