WCIT Taiwan Smart Living Introduces Intelligent Life The Institute for Information Industry Promotes Tracking System with More Accurate Positioning to Replace GPS
【 III, Kuala Lumpur 】 The 16 th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be held at the Kuala Lumpur City Center May 19 th -21 st . This biannual event has long enjoyed the reputation as the “Olympics of ICT” which in the past has attracted over 2,000 manufacturers, government officials and academics from sixty countries. Taiwan-based IT expert Huang Guo Jun will lead a delegation of the Institute for Information Industry (III) to promote the use of wireless sensor networks and Information Technology Enabled Services and introduce the concept of Intelligent Life. In addition, they will exchange views with famous ICT companies on the theme of “Industrial Paradigm Shift-Digital Content/Creative Industry in Taiwan ”. Aside from III, the Taiwanese delegation is also composed of representatives from government bodies, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Information Services Industry Association of R.O.C. and other leading Taiwanese R&D firms.
The Taiwanese delegation will participate in WCIT activities concerning Smart Living and showcase various solutions. III will focus on introducing the use of “Intelligent Life” on housing, education, medicine and transportation. The technology involved is categorized into wireless sensor networks and Information Technology Enabled Services.
The global positioning system (GPS) cannot receive satellite signals indoors and therefore safety management suffers. Wireless sensory network is a technological breakthrough which overcomes this major drawback of GPS. The Community Member Tracking System developed by III applies ZigBee to provide a real-time tracking of moving objects, property and expensive products. The locations of moving objects and property will be shown on the map for anti-theft purposes and effective tracking. Moreover, this device also promotes Intelligent Life with functions such as warning signals and emergency call especially designed for the elderly, children and pets. The safety of most Taiwanese communities is guaranteed by surveillance camera systems and security guards. Now, community safety can be further ensured by the tracking system developed by ZigBee researchers. If residents and visitors wear designated badges, the central control room will be able to trace their whereabouts. In case of emergencies, they can press the button on the badge and make an emergency call to the control room. Security guards will be notified of the emergency and the locations of other personnel for enhanced safety. Co-developed by land development giant Farglory Land Development Company Limited, this device has been installed into the “Farglory 2015 Future Life Concept Hall” in order to alleviate the burden of safety management on Taiwanese families. This ZigBee-based wireless sensory network has even wider applications. III is looking to collaborate with the National Palace Museum to devise a real-time humidity monitoring system which will regulate the temperature and humidity in the museum to make certain that cultural relics are well-preserved. This new technology will bring more convenience and intelligence into our lives.
In addition, IT-enabled Services (ITeS) is also central to “Intelligent Life”. As the IT infrastructure develops, IT industries worldwide are experiencing an ITeS boom. The way governments facilitate the R&D and innovation of the service industry with ICT is crucially important to the development of the service industry, maintaining competitiveness and international competition. In this show, III will display the world's first Chinese writing and speaking training system which combines computer-aided speaking practice and real-time conservations with a teacher. Learners can choose computer aided learning mode or distant learning mode to study Chinese. This system is undergoing a test period in schools and Taiwanese firms in Vietnam , as well as Brazilian IT companies. It is hoped that a viable commercial mode can be found based on user feedback. Apart from language learning, ITeS can also be used to promote health care. III has developed a respiratory care clinical information system which exhibits functions such as patient demographic information, patient monitoring, nursing record-keeping and medical record-keeping. This system will help reduce the occurrence of medical malpractice and elevate the quality of medical services. Furthermore, III will introduce the use of micro payment tool for integrated circuits, mobile phones and cards. This eliminates the problem arising from excessive cards and rejected card payments. A customer only needs one card to shop with the right offers. ITeS is beneficial to learning, health care and our daily lives.
To create a better life and environment, the Taiwan government is making a concerted effort to launch ICT projects such as e-Taiwan, M-Taiwan and u-Taiwan in order to build a Ubiquitous Network Society (UNS). III and the government will collaborate on the implementation and R&D of UNS. Intelligent Life will show some of the positive results. This forthcoming WCIT will not only attract IT manufacturers and telecommunications companies all over the world to exchange views on wireless sensory network and ITeS, but also allow foreign companies to understand more about ICT , foster international partnerships and create a win-win situation.