Most Creative Idea Award in SG:Digital Wonderland 2019

May 23, 2019

“RoboCoach” and “Lumino” were showcased in SG:Digital Wonderland 2019, the largest tech carnival in Singapore.


Two engineering projects of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were shortlisted as finalists of the Young Innovation Awards in the SG:Digital Wonderland 2019, organised by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore. Among the 20 finalist teams from institutions of eight Asia Pacific countries, an AI-motion analysis project “RoboCoach” won the “Most Creative Idea Award” at the inaugural Youth Innovation Awards 2019 and received a cash prize of SG$2,000.

With cool gadgets and exciting activities lined up for audience to discover, experience and innovate, the SG:Digital Wonderland 2019 is the largest tech carnival in Singapore which provides valuable opportunity for visitors to explore the latest technology for living in a digital future. The visitors can try the interactive experiences and discover how technology is positively changing the way that we live, work and play.  

The award-winning project “RoboCoach” is an AI motion analysis project developed by Louis Chan, Carol Chen, Baoheng Zhang and Oliver Xu, a group of MSc students of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This sport posture analysis system was developed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning and computer vision technology. It analyses the motion and posture of players of different sports like golf, yoga and swimming, etc. The project was also awarded the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund earlier and will be deployed in at least two schools in Hong Kong.

Another project, “Lumino”, a cost-effective solution to barrier-free movement for the visually impaired, was also among the finalists of the Awards. BEng(Computer Engineering) students, Felix Wong, Desmond Wong, Alvin Yu and Jasmine Poon had designed this innovative device for visually impaired by providing smart object identification, hazard identification, real time GPS navigation with additional markers and haptic feedback.

Dr Wilton Fok, Assistant Dean of Engineering and Supervisor of “RoboCoach” remarked, “this international event provides a good opportunity for our students to showcase their innovation and interdisciplinary collaborations. We would like to thank the HKU Engineering Alumni Association and Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing for their generous support to our students for participating in this meaningful event.”



“RoboCoach” received the Most Creative Idea Award. It was developed by (from left) Oliver Xu, Carol Chen, Baoheng Zhang and Louis Chan.


“Lumino” was demonstrated at the Exhibition.
(From left) Dr Wilton Fok, Jasmine Poon, Felix Wong, Desmond Wong, Alvin Yu and their supervisor Dr Vincent Tam.