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Outdoor IoT Sensing Network and Data Management Platform for Tree Management

Overview

This project aims to improve the tree management effort by developing a systematic and continuous mechanism to monitor the stability of trees under different weather conditions to facilitate prompt actions when alerts are raised.

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Research completion
2022
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing
Problem addressed

Adverse weather conditions may lead to the collapse of trees which will be dangerous to the public. The system provides statistics of collapsed trees to enable the relevant departments to optimise the disposal work to minimise the traffic disruption and improve public safety.

Innovation
  • Trials are conducted at various sites, collect information about the trees within individual sites and send the data to the monitoring centre.
  • During the trial, each tree will be attached with two sensors to determine the direction and tilt angle when the tree is weakened.
  • The monitoring system with visualisation software will analyse the data based on AI algorithms for identifying patterns of tree failures and abnormal tree stability conditions, to notify GLTMS and tree management agents of any signs of adverse movement of trees under different weather conditions.
Key impact
  • Provide 24/7 real-time monitoring system for all the trees concerned under various weather conditions.
  • Site-specific data helps identify problematic trees so that preventive works can be done.
  • Impacts of different temperature, rainfall and wind speeds can be observed.
Application

Tree Monitoring and Management for housing estates, public or private facilities

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006, with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and is co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop resource for applied research and technology transfer, and to reinforce cooperation between the industry and research institutes to bring about meaningful and significant impact on the industry and the community. 

LSCM serves the industry by initiating research projects, contract research, as well as providing business matching opportunities, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. LSCM initiates technology and knowledge transfer to the marketplace to promote industrial digitalisation, facilitate technology advancement and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading logistics and commercial hub.

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