Two teams of HKU Engineering students from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering entered to the Finalist of the Youth Innovation Awards in the Singapore Digital Wonderland Exhibition organized by the Info\Comm Media Development Authority of the Singapore Government.
It is the Singapore’s largest tech carnival held in the Singapore Suntec City Convention Centre with many cool gadgets and exciting activities lined up for everyone to discover, experience and innovate. The theme is to explore the latest technology to see what it is like to live in a digital future, and try the interactive experiences to discover how technology is positively changing the way we live, work and play.
The project “RoboCoach” won the Best Creative Idea Award in the show with a cash award of SG$2,000. A team of EEE Master of Science students developed sport posture analysis system with the use of Artificial Intelligence, deep learning and computer vision technology. The system could analyze the posture of sport players like golf, yoga and swimming…etc. The technology also awarded the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and will be deployed in at least two schools in Hong Kong. The project members are Louis Chan, Carol Chen, Baoheng Zhang and Oliver Xu.
“We are very glad that we can turn our MSc dissertation project into practice and show it in this great show and won an award. It is a good learning experience for us to exchange our knowledge and ideas with students from other countires and widen our international exposure. Thanks HKU Engineering for this great opportunity to us” Ms. Carol Chen
Another finalist team called Lumino. It aims to provide a cost-efficient one-stop solution to barrier-free movement for the visually impaired. It is a innovative device that represents both a guide dog and a white cane by providing smart-object identification, hazard identification, real time GPS navigation with additional markers and haptic feedback. The team members are the Computer Engineering undergraduate students Felix Wong, Desmond Wong, Alvin Yu and Jasmine Poon .
There are more than 20 finalist teams from universities from eight Asian Pacific countries joined the show. Dr. Wilton Fok, Assistant Dean of Engineering and the Robocoach team supervisor: “It is a very good opportunity for our students to showcase our innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration in such an international event. We thank the HKU Engineering Alumni Association and the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing for their generous donation of the Experiential Learning Fund to support our students to participate in this meaningful event.”