In this project, vision and sensing technology for mobility assistance. The technology has been developed for obstacle avoidance and guidance. The Navigation Control Module (NCM) is designed, comprising RFID, GNSS, Wi-Fi and BLE technologies which can provides real-time positioning information, so as to provide guidance to the user for free walking and going to the target destination.
The Visually Impaired encounters various obstacles when going out on their own. Therefore, LSCM has developed this cost-effective robot vision and sensing technology for mobility assistance. The technology has been developed to simulate important functions provided by guide dogs, including obstacle avoidance and guidance.The technology aims to enhance the quality of life of the Visually Impaired.
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.