In July 2017, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Insitute (HKJCDPRI) met with the Hong Kong Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) to discuss potential in collaborRead More
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A prototype mobile App for the Landslide Information System (LIS)Read More
Aiming at providing accessible real-time landslide information to the public and leverage smart technology to enhance landslide incident reporting in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is developing a new smart LandslideRead More
The Government Flying Service (GFS) of Hong Kong is responsible for providing 24/7 emergency helicopter and fixed-wing flying support. The GSF and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists collaborated to organize the Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation Refresher Course for the Aircrew Officers to enhance their medical skills for search and rescue missions. In order to enhance learning outcomes, this training made use of high fidelity simulation search and rescue scenarios.Read More
With the increasing popularity of using virtual reality (VR) in training, there has been a paucity of studies showing that content retention in memory is better1, and compared to other simulations, VR bridges the gap of inconsistency of trainings, while allowing participants to be trained in a realistic yet safe environment2.
In view of the first electric motor race in Hong Kong, the Federation Internationale d'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Hong Kong ePrix held in October 2016, a training for the medical community for such events was thus organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. The aims of the course were to enhance command and coordination with different parties, including the marshal team, Chief Medical Officer, first aid team, extrication Team, and fire services. In the scene coordination session, participants were immersed in interactive simulated motor accident scenes created by a VR game-based tool to interact with each other to communicate.Read More
In order to assist the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and other disaster management players in Hong Kong in identifying priority areas for research, training and partnerships, HKJCDPRI launched a Scoping Study titled “Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study” to assess the current disaster preparedness situation in Hong Kong. The FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health took the lead in coordination with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Emergency Medicine Unit at the University of Hong Kong, and the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), in undertaking an extensive survey of a whole array of stakeholders in Hong Kong.Read More
Aiming to provide accessible real-time landslide information to the public and leverage smart technology to ease and enhance landslide incident reporting in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will develop a new smart Landslide Information System (LIS), in which will be supported by the HKJCDPRI Research Grant 2016. The project team consisted of three prominent professors including Prof Clarence Choi, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator), Prof Qian Zhang, Chair Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Prof Charles Ng, Chair Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Read More
Tai O is a low-lying area where serious flooding often occurs when typhoons and rainstorms strike. When Typhoon Hagupit hit Hong Kong in 2008, seawater intrusion significantly affected Tai O - water level rose in minutes and once became one-storeRead More