Published: 19:50, July 21, 2023 | Updated: 19:49, July 21, 2023
HK police force wins three top accolades in Geneva
By Mike Gu

Police patrol near a carnival at Victoria Park to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China, in Hong Kong on July 1, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

HONG KONG — Officers of the Hong Kong Police Force picked up three gold medals at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in Switzerland in April. 

The Hong Kong police force has developed a number of innovative smart search and rescue solutions to improve operational efficiency, in view of frequent hiking accidents and the upward trend in search and rescue operations. 

These inventions utilize cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the traditional search and rescue process

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Hong Kong’s first gold medal went to its 3R Search and Rescue Plan (R-MAP, R-WATCH and R-CAM) and HKSOS Mobile Application, which enhance inter-departmental search and rescue coordination capability. 

Signal Radar, which detects mobile phone distress signals in complex terrain or areas without mobile network coverage, helped the force to win the second medal. 

The third medal was taken by Rescue AI, which analyses and predicts specific areas for search and rescue missions.  

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These inventions utilize cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the traditional search and rescue process, setting a new milestone in the development of digital policing.  


Contact the writer at mikegu@chinadailyhk.com