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HKBU to introduce award-winning invention on Monday that detects and alerts sleepy drivers

浸大研發「駕駛人士疲勞檢測及警告系統」 提高道路安全 奪日內瓦國際發明展大獎 下周一分享新技術

To reduce accidents caused by fatigue driving, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Computer Science scholar Professor Cheung Yiu-ming and his team have developed a system that detects drowsy drivers and alerts them by simply using a generic smartphone. The invention clinched two top prizes at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2017.

This new system requires no additional devices or sensors. It is simple to operate, cost-effective, portable, and is suitable for all drivers, in particular professional drivers and also machinery workers who have long working hours. The new approach can help to enhance road safety, making it appealing to the consumer market.

Professor Cheung Yiu-ming will introduce the invention and give a demonstration of its capabilities to the media on Monday. Details are as follows:

Date:        12 June 2017 (Monday)
Time:        11am
Venue:        SCT 909, 9/F, Cha Chi-ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus (old campus), HKBU, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
Language:    Mainly Cantonese


You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the event.


Note to editors/photographers:
To protect the rights of the inventors, please do not take photos or video-record the smartphone screen during the demonstration of the system, which is patent pending. Thank you.

香港浸會大學計算機科學系張曉明教授與團隊研發了一項「駕駛人士疲勞檢測及警告系統」,使用一般智能手機便能準確地偵測駕駛人士的疲勞狀態,並自動提醒駕駛者,以免發生意外。該項創新系統於今年四月在第45屆日內瓦國際發明展上取得兩項大獎。

該系統無需額外裝置,使用方法簡單、成本低廉、便携性高,適合每一位駕駛人士使用,尤其是職業司機及需長時間操作儀器者。系統既能提高道路安全,亦具有非常大的市場潛力。

張教授將於下周一出席發布會,分享研發意念與技術並示範使用新系統。詳情如下:

日期:    6月12日(星期一)
時間:    上午11時
地點:    九龍塘窩打老道 浸會大學善衡校園(舊校)
       查濟民科學大樓  九樓SCT909室
語言:    廣東話為主


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由於研發團隊正為系統申請專利,為保障團隊的權益,示範時請勿拍攝智能手機的正面。謝謝。
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