A system to prevent the disappearance of children by using ‘Beacon (A device that transmits signals periodically to convey location information)’ will be introduced at 15 daycare centers in Gwanak District, Seoul.
If the beacon is attached to a child during outdoor activities or field trips, the child's location is automatically transmitted to the control center in the borough in the event of disappearance, and surrounding CCTV screens are displayed immediately to identify the location.
The senior citizen center in Gwanak District will be transformed into a "smart senior citizen center." Health information such as body temperature, pulse, and blood sugar of the elderly will be measured daily with wearable devices, and in case of health problems, it will be notified by text to a guardian registered in advance. The measured health data will also be used as a reference for hospital treatment.
In addition, for the first time in the country, an "urban autonomous driving patrol robot" will be operated.
The robot will be used to prevent crime by conducting demonstration operations, patrolling the dark way home late at night, detecting a critical situation, and sending it to the control center in the borough to respond quickly to emergencies.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it has finally selected Gwanak District as a borough that conducts the "Smart City Pilot Project for Living Sites" to solve various urban problems such as safety, with corporations and citizens using advanced ICT technology.
Gwanak District will invest a total of 1.35 billion won (1 billion won in municipal expenses and 350 million won in provisions) for two years (2022~23) to demonstrate smart city technology in citizens' everyday lives.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government selected Seongdong District and Yangcheon District as the first pilot districts in 2019 and conducted a pilot project for three years (2019~2021) and will conduct a “Smart City Pilot Project for Living Sites” in Gwanak District for two years from this year.
The "Smart City Pilot Project for Living Sites" applies the latest ICT technologies such as big data, AI, and IoT to citizen living sites and solves various urban problems such as safety and welfare to improve citizens' quality of life.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government publicly recruited districts to participate in the pilot project in November last year, and among the 11 boroughs that submitted proposals, Gwanak District was finally selected after the second presentation review.
Gwanak District will promote smart city services (▲Smart senior citizen center ▲ Smart protector using Beacons ▲ Patrol service by an autonomous mobile robot) in three areas to solve regional issues in the fields of "welfare" and "safety." The Seoul Metropolitan Government supports the review of smart service technology and the spread of the performance of pilot services, and Gwanak District promotes and manages actual projects based on the opinions of citizens and experts.
The three smart city services to be implemented in Gwanak District are as follows.
▲Smart senior citizen center (10 senior citizen centers in the district): A ‘Smart Healthcare System’ using IoT and AI will be established in the senior citizen centers in the district. In addition, a "digital experience zone" will be created where you can learn to reserve train tickets and order food through kiosks.
▲Smart protector using Beacon (15 daycare centers in the district): It is a system that quickly responds to dangerous situations through location information by attaching beacons to children during outdoor activities at daycare centers. If the beacon sensor detects a missing child's beacon in the event of disappearance, the location will be sent to the CCTV control center to automatically display nearby CCTV screens
▲Patrol service by an autonomous driving robot (2 robots): For the first time in the country, two urban autonomous driving robots (for crime prevention) will be deployed to patrol the way home and alleyways during nighttime, and data such as images and photos will be transmitted to the control center by detecting risk factors.
Gwanak District plans to operate the project in a way that citizens themselves suggest, experience, and solve problems through Living Lab, which consists of authorities such as public officials, social workers, daycare center teachers, and citizens who are consumers of services.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government designated Seongdong District and Yangcheon District as special zones in 2019 for the "Smart City Pilot Project for Living Sites" and invested 6 billion won (3 billion won in municipal expenses and 3 billion won in provisions) for three years (2019~2021) to establish creative and smart service with high satisfaction among citizens, such as ▲ smart crosswalk, ▲customized smart security light.
Park Jong-soo, a smart city policy officer of Seoul City, said, “The Seoul Metropolitan Government will improve from the existing public institution-led project and push our project to commercialize private new technologies and services that citizens need in their daily lives.” adding, “We will continue to try for a sensible smart city project that proposes services and improves problems by citizens themselves to solve complex and diverse urban problems and improve the quality of life of citizens."