Smart city project transforms residents’ lives
have been applied in a wide range of fields, such as infrastructure construction, city management, safety operations, transportation, energy conservation and environmental protection, healthcare, housing, culture and education.
Wuxi has used IoT technologies to make several technological achievements in smart communities, tourism, security protection and transportation. Some of them have been copied in other provinces and cities.
Baolong City Plaza in Wuxi has used a smart parking system which integrates a high-precision sensor, large wireless sensor networks and cloud-computing technologies.
It conducts real-time monitoring at the parking area, and has realized automatic charging and parking guidance based on a monitoring sensor.
After using the central charging system, traffic speed has increased about 70 percent, said a property manager surnamed Xia. “Drivers don’t have to wait at the entrance. Even in peak hours, the waiting time is less than five minutes.”
IoT technologies have penetrated local residents’ lives, such as electric car anti-theft locks and a two-way sensor taxi-calling system.
“The goal of building a smart city is to enable our city to become smarter, the society more harmonious, city management more effective, life more pleasant and residents happier,” said Zhang Keping, head of the Wuxi Information and Radio Administration Bureau.
Based on IoT technologies, Wuxi has been regularly integrating emerging technologies such as wireless internet, 4G and cloud computing into city marketing and governance.
Since 2009, the city has developed more than 160 IoT projects, covering various economic and societal fields, Zhang said.
According to the IEEE, an expert team from the organization will help Wuxi to further reduce pollution and ease traffic jams, in a bid to enable residents to enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle.
vice-president of Wuxi No 3 People’s Hospital
Li Jianping, medical staff badges and drug labels.
BayNexus, headquartered in Virginia, the United States, has pioneered the integration of industrial-grade RFID readers and barcode scanners into the industry’s smallest form-factor to help various enterprises to meet increasing demand for real-time updates, mobility, efficiency and productivity.
In the healthcare industry, these RFID solutions help to reduce clinical errors, improve asset management and implement realtime services that ensure patients receive better care, the company said.
The country has been accelerating its pace in modernizing information management, which takes place mainly in hospitals’ finance and material management divisions.
In contrast, doctors mainly use the clinical information management platform to keep medical records, for quality control and for critical value reminders.
A smart intelligence application that focuses on improving medical care with precise services is relatively rare.
“Inpatient care is the most important and difficult task for hospital care,” said Li Jianping, vice-president of Wuxi No 3 People’s Hospital.
“Hospital care work is usually intense and it can be easy to make mistakes,” Li said.
Management in this environment is mainly manual, which makes misinformation a common problem. The use of information intelligence tools can help to improve nursing care.
The company’s RFID hospital smart care systems have also been used in more than 30 hospitals in China and five hospitals in other countries. More than 60 hospitals have been negotiating with the company to introduce the system to their institutions.
Above: Wuxi National Sensor Network Innovation Demonstration Zone helps to advance the development of a smart city. Right: Visitors learn about a system that is used for a smart community in Wuxi.