SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A total of 16 ideas were selected as finalists for the Second Idea Contest for Public Safety Science, hosted this year by the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
The contest’s grand prize (general category) went to Yoon Hyung-ryul, who suggested using a Pokémon GO-like augmented reality game to search for vehicles implicated in crimes, such as wanted cars or vehicles acquired illegally. Yoon’s game would allow players to send the location information of such vehicles, and in return receive virtual rewards from the police.
The co-winner of the grand prize was Lee Won-gyo, for his idea to use virtual reality technology to reconstruct crime scenes for police training programs.
Ideas from other winners included a pen-shaped DNA evidence collection kit, a vehicle recognition system using electromagnetic induction, and an analysis software for wanted vehicles.
The contest was held to search for viable ideas that can assist police investigations using science or information and communications technologies. A total of 236 ideas were submitted this year.
“The NPA and the MSIFP will continue their cooperation so that the integration of science and public safety can help improve both citizens’ welfare and quality of life,” an official said.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)