During sightseeing and traveling at tour groups, tourists may encounter communication issues with the tour guides. Tourists cannot hear the tour guides’ instructions when they move much farther away, or when the environment becomes too noisy and crowded. Tour guides, as well, can be inconvenienced with bulky and heavy microphones and speakers while ensuring that their clients are safe and within reach.
We developed a user-friendly integrated solution for tour groups. Tourists and tour guides can be connected within a secure local network for communicating with each other without the need for internet connectivity. Our app solution offers three key features: voice broadcasting, navigation and automated attendance taking, and provide up-to-date information.
The voice broadcasting feature works like walkie-talkies or microphones-speakers, allowing tour guides to talk to tourists clearly, without the need for bulky equipment.
The navigation and automated attendance taking feature utilize an advanced Bluetooth technology to perform accurate positioning. Subsequently, the app also keeps track of the attendance and provides reminders and alerts when users move away beyond the threshold distance.
The notice board and chat capability allow tour guides to send information to tourists during trips when there are new updates. Having updates be accessible is key for better information dissemination without compromising tourists’ privacy.
With this new technology, tour guides and tourists will benefit from better communication, enjoy a more pleasant journey, and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Background and Objectives
Modelled after the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme (the “Programme”) is a 10-week, evidence-based entrepreneurship development programme targeting the University’s researchers and research teams to search for potential market and application of their technologies.
With the guidance of industry advisors and mentors, the participating teams will conduct extensive market research with stakeholders to gain necessary business knowledge and real market insights, as well as to discover the ways to commercialize their research technologies through this experiential learning programme.
Programme Features and Benefits
First in Hong Kong
First-ever Lean Launchpad programme in Hong Kong targeting for university researchers and research students
10-week Evidence-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme
An experiential learning journey with the direct market insights in the commercial world to guide participating research teams to commercialize their research technologies
Industry Connection and Insights
Guidance and mentorship support from industry advisors, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs
Acceleration of Research to Market
Formulation and validation of commercialization pathway by using different analytical tool - Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, etc.
Grant of HK$40,000 to each qualified participating team for their prototyping and other expenses throughout the Programme
Access to PolyU InnoHub Resources
Access to resources under PolyU InnoHub Hong Kong and Shenzhen (co-working space, startup consultation, etc.)
Opportunity for Overseas Exhibition
Further considered for showcasing the project in overseas exhibition such as International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Online Learning Mode via ZOOM
*There may be 2 tracks which one will be on every Monday evening and another one will be on every Tuesday evening.
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