Yesterday, the 2014 iAward winners for Queensland were announced, following on from the Victorian awards earlier this month. The state iAwards recognised a wide variety of technologies, ranging from CSIRO developed 3D thermal mapping tool to an RMIT developed wireless multi sensor monitoring system.
Below, CIO Australia takes a look at three of the winning projects from Queensland and Victoria.
Queensland Police’s QPS Lite information Technology Exchange – QLiTE
The QLiTE app, developed by Queensland Police Service, is a gateway into QPS's records and CrimTrac and Department of Transportation databases. It allows police officers to search for criminal records, vehicle registrations, address details, and more.
The app is integrated into iPads used by officers out in the field. In April, Queensland Police announced an additional 1,250 Apple iPad Minis will be rolled out by the time of the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November, following a successful trial of 400 of the devices.
QPS intends to add new functionality to app such as fingerprint scanning and facial recognition technology.
The app won Queensland Police the government and service for Queensland category award.
This mobile 3D thermal mapping device generates real-time accurate 3D models of objects, overlaid with temperature information.
The prototype was developed by CSIRO’s Autonomous Systems research team in Brisbane, and consists of a thermal-infrared camera, a conventional colour camera and a 3D range sensor.
The user moves the device in front of an object, the sensor captures the geometric information and the SLAM software generates an accurate 3D model of the object by incorporating information from each new range measurement in real-time.
The system has applications in the energy, building, manufacturing, construction, emergency services, and health industries.
The device won the CSIRO the research and development for Queensland category award.
The EnviS lets users visualise spatial and temporal data from wireless sensors, and is built for Android devices.
It was mostly developed by a team of five post-graduate computer science students at RMIT University over the course of three months.
Users of the multi sensor tool can use near real time or historical data, and enable time-series visualisation and 3D spatial representation of sensor locations and readings. Users are able to investigate how environmental variables are influenced by the physical space around the sensors.Read more: AI software in freight logistics, gamification in universities feature in state iAwards
The tool won the RMIT team the tertiary postgraduate student for Victoria category award.
For a full list of the iAwards 2014 winners, click here.
Graeme Dunn at Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency won the Victorian CIO of the Year 2014 award.
Fi Slaven, general manager at William Buck Victoria and a board member at the Victorian ICT for Women Network, won the ICT Woman of the Year award.