RFID-based Supply-chain Pedigree Interactive Dynamic Explorer (SPIDER)
Product safety has attracted considerable public concern and press attention in recent years. Visualization of the dynamic product supply chain is undoubtedly the trend for ensuring the product quality, but there is still plenty of room for improving the current situation. The RFID-based Supply-chain Pedigree Interactive Dynamic Explorer (SPIDER) is proposed as a secure and global platform for public and government to explore the product pedigree and better understand the product supply chain. It is used to verify, inspect and investigate the product pedigree effectively and efficiently, as well as to enhance product safety in the market.
RFID-enabled Anti-counterfeit System for Healthcare Products
A feasibility study on the use of “RFID-enabled Anti-counterfeit System for Healthcare Products” has been conducted in collaboration with a Hong Kong-based healthcare product supplier – Harmonic Health Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Results of the study indicate that this system provides an effective real-time front-end anti-counterfeit checking solution for the company's customers.
Through the verification of authentication machine with an authentication card, an anti-counterfeit algorithm developed by Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University can accurately determine the authenticity of a product by checking the unique data stored in the product's RFID. Feedback from client "Harmonic Health Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd": "I was impressed by such a sharp, brand-new concept being introduced to the medical industry. Without doubt, the deployment of such advanced technology fully demonstrates the perfect solution for the fake product issues. With the comprehensive consideration of the PolyU consultancy team, the security of the system is approved, and thus it is a reliable and professional system. Hope that the system could be largely implemented in the industry soon."