Prof. Anthony Yeh, Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chair Professor of Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong won a Silver and a Bronze Medal in the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva on 28 April 2023. The Silver Medal is for his PI’s project “Smart Address Plates for Pedestrian Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services and Management” and the Bronze Medal is for his Co-I’s project “Remote e-Inspection System for the Manufacturing and Delivery of Offsite Modular Construction” which has also received the Hong Kong ICT Smart Mobility (Smart Logistics) Gold Award in November 2022. He has obtained a Gold Medal in Geneva in 2018 for his “Angle Difference Method for Vehicle Navigation in Multilevel Road Networks”
1. Smart Address Plates for Pedestrian Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services and Management (Silver Medal)
Traditionally, pedestrian navigation uses Location Positioning System (LPS) with trilateration to find the user’s position, which have very high positioning error for outdoor GPS and indoor positioning. This new solution adopts a cost-effective innovative Location Confirmation System (LCS) to accurately locate and guide the user to the destination by using Smart Address Plates (SAP) that transmit stored geographic coordinates with innovative 3D Smart Address (SA) codes to the users even without WiFi or telephone signals. This SAP system can help to find shops/ offices/ restaurants/ car parking spaces inside a multi-storey building accurately while providing location-based services and management for precise target marketing. It is highly scalable, connecting shops/rooms on a floor to a building, then to a district and to the whole city through a Smart Address Plate Management System (SAP-MS).
The Smart Address Plates and Location Confirmation System were developed by Professor Anthony Yeh, Dr Zhong Teng and Dr Run Shi from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong.
2. Remote e-Inspection System for the Manufacturing and Delivery of Offsite Modular Construction (Bronze Medal)
This e-Inspection System is a Modular Construction Supply Chain Quality Assurance system that includes i-Core (an loT device attached to each MC module to monitor the position, humidity, temperature and collision data), e-InStar (an App for uploading the checking result of each production step in a remote factory to the block chain), e-TranStar (an App for monitoring the location and condition of the MC module in the transport process) and a blockchain-based backend. Designed for offsite modular construction use to help solve housing problems, it reduces resources required for supervision and paperwork while ensuring tamper-proof data, helping overcome the current difficulties in monitoring the quality of production and transportation from remote sites. The system has been piloted in an HKU project in Hong Kong with two 17-storey buildings using 952 MiC modules. This project has also received the Hong Kong ICT Smart Mobility (Smart Logistics) Gold Award in November 2022 and the 12th Guangdong-Hong Kong IoT Competition Best IoT Innovation Award in December 2022.
The system was developed by Prof Wilson Lu, Director of the iLab of the Faculty of Architecture, together with Professor Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Mr KL Tam, Former Director of the Estates Office of the University of Hong Kong.
香港科学院，中国科学院 院士， 香港大学城市规划及设计系，叶嘉安讲座教授于2023年4月28日在「2023年日内瓦国际发明展」向香港特别行政区创新科技及工业局局长孙东教授介绍他的《行人室内导航及基于位置服务和管理的智慧地址牌》。
香港科学院，中国科学院 院士， 香港大学城市规划及设计系，叶嘉安讲座教授作为共同研究者的《组装合成建筑模组生产和运输遥距监控系统》项目在「2023年日内瓦国际发明展」获得铜牌。
香港科学院，中国科学院 院士， 香港大学城市规划及设计系，叶嘉安讲座教授在「2023年日内瓦国际发明展」获得银牌和铜牌。获得银牌是他主持的《行人室内导航及基于位置服务和管理的智慧地址牌》项目，铜牌是他作为共同研究者的《组装合成建筑模组生产和运输遥距监控系统》项目。