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Project Reference: ITP/013/11LP
Project Title: Enabling Technologies for Baby Tracking in Hospital Environment (Tamper resistant & reusable baby tag)
Hosting Institution: LSCM R&D Centre (LSCM)
Abstract: Baby abduction and its immense consequences that occurred in Hong Kong have aroused public and government concern. Hospital Authority’s (HA) Group Internal Audit has recommended HA to look for solutions to eliminate the occurrence of baby abduction incidents.

Based on an initial pilot conducted in early 2009, active RFID is confirmed a plausible solution provided that several issues are addressed: (i) reusability and (ii) tamper-resistance of RFID tags; and (iii) there is a management and control system for end-user.

In this project, LSCM is committed both (1) hardware development which is a tamper-resistant strap lock to be integrated onto reusable active RFID tags and (2) software development which is the establishment of a comprehensive management and control system to support the use of the active RFID tags in baby monitoring in the hospital environment. The project team will work with United Christian Hospital (UCH) to ensure user requirements fulfilled and the results properly tested at a baby ward at UCH.

Through this project LSCM will leverage the capabilities of local RFID equipment vendors and enrich them with a specific and affordable tag to be used in the hospital environment to eliminate the risk of baby abduction.
Project Coordinator: Dr Frank C H TONG
Approved Funding Amount: HK$11.0M
Project Period: 15 Sep 2011 – 15 Jun 2013
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