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A state-of-the-art project undertaken by the RFID Solutions Laboratory has won the “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury”, and the “Thailand Award for Best International Invention from The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. The Awards presentation ceremony was held in Geneva on 17 April 2015.

Representing the laboratory, Dr. George Ho and Mr. Gabriel Lee attended the Geneva’s Inventions Exhibition, which was held from 15 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. Among 752 participants from 48 countries, and over 1,000 inventions, the project team’s invention entitled “IoT-based Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation Platform” highly impressed and was appreciated by the judges, and reaped the harvest of awards after keen competition.

Supported by the Innovation and Technology Fund, PolyU and Sino Parking Services Limited (SPSL) jointly developed and implemented a project entitled “IoT-based Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation Platform” starting in 2012. The key inventers include Dr. Andrew Ip, Dr. George Ho, Mr. Burly Tan and Mr. Gabriel Lee. The project aims were to provide a comprehensive and high quality parking experience to drivers by incorporating different emerging technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, Cloud Computing, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and Wireless Sensor Actuator Network (WSAN).

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is one of the most important specialized and large-scale invention exhibitions in the world. The exhibition this year was host to a great number of inventions in the categories of health and medicine, the environment as well as security, and it also attracted more than 58,000 visitors in five days.

 

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Dr. George Ho (Right) and Mr. Gabriel Lee (Left) receive the “Thailand Award for Best International Invention from The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)”.

 

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Dr. George Ho (Right) and Mr. Gabriel Lee (Left) won the “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.

 

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The exhibition booth of the invention “IoT-based Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation Platform” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva