“StayHomeSafe” Home Quarantine Support Solution

Overview

"StayHomeSafe" System, consisting of an electronic wristband and a monitoring system, facilitates the compulsory home quarantine arrangement implemented by the Hong Kong SAR government to combat COVID-19.

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Research completion
2021
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing
Problem addressed

The Hong Kong SAR Government implemented the home quarantine arrangement and the relevant departments need to ensure the quarantined person's presence in the designated quarantine premises. By installing a tracking device in the premises and pairing it with an e-wristband worn by the quarantined person, the system monitors the tracking device remotely on the received signals emitted from the e-wristband. If there are any abnormalities, the system will send out alerts.

Innovation
  • The electronic wristband can be worn as a normal wristwatch. By employing active tamper detection, the electronic wristband will send out signals to the base station when it is being tampered.
  • The Controller can access the Home Quarantine Monitoring System through Internet or a specified network to view the quarantined person’s status. When there are any abnormalities, the system will alert the related departments to take necessary actions.
Key impact
  • Support the ongoing anti-COVID-19 measures in Hong Kong
Award
  • Gold Medal in the Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days
  • Merit Awards in Inclusion category (General) and Technology category (IoT) in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2020-21
  • Outstanding Electronic Wristband and Monitoring System for Home Quarantine in Smart Living Partnership Award 2021
  • Outstanding Tracking and Surveillance Award in Pandemic Innovative Digital Solution Awards 2020
Application
  • Tamper detection electronic wristbands for hospitals
  • Information exchange and tracking
  • Workflow integration and monitoring for operation
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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