Detection of Foreign Objects for Escalator Safety

I&T Wish Detection of Foreign Objects for Escalator Safety
(REF : W-0020)
Matched I&T Solution Video Content Analysis (VCA) Based Object Identification System at Escalator Comb Section (OIS)
(REF: S-0161)
Trial Project P-0092
Summary and Challenges

The objective of the project is to develop a system for automatic detection of foreign objects (e.g. metallic screws) on escalators in railway stations that would affect their safe operation. Measures are to be proposed to remove the objects to prevent malfunction or damage to the escalators.

The system should automatically detect any foreign object on escalators that would affect their safe operation. Once detected, early warning should be given and the escalator should be safely stopped before damage is done to the escalator by the foreign object.

Expected Outcome To remove external objects on escalators in railway stations to prevent malfunction / damage to escalators
Expected Trial Duration 8 months
Contact Information
I&T Wish Proposer:Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)
Contact Person:Mr WONG Chi Leung
Position:Senior Engineer/Railways 14
Tel: 3912 0618
Email: chwong1@emsd.gov.hk
Project Deliverables Development of a foreign object detection system for escalator safety
Publish Date 2018-03-09
Closing Date 2018-03-23