Staff achievements

Dec 22, 2021

Hong Kong ICT Award

Two Engineering project teams received Certificate of Merit of the Hong Kong information and communications technology (HKICT) Smart People (Smart Ageing) and Smart Living (Smart Home) Award respectively.

HKICT Smart People (Smart Ageing) Award:


Project title: HINCare: A Heterogeneous Information Network for Elderly-Care Helper Recommendation

Project leader: Professor Reynold C.K. Cheng (Department of Computer Science)

About the project: The NIHCare system project integrates Big Data, AI, and gerontology solutions. The gigantic HIN from this project will be useful to gerontology researchers and policymakers. Nonetheless, the system has facilitated implementation of Time-banking in various communities and help developing the community capitals in Hong Kong.


HKICT Smart Living (Smart Home) Award:


Project title: Smart swimming pool

Project leader: Dr Wilton W.T. Fok (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

About the project: Smart swimming pool applies AI technology for drowning detection and swimmer performance analysis. AI analyses swimmers’ image and detect their skeletons. Alarm will be triggered when the probability of drowning is high so that safe guard can take immediate action. Swimmer performance analysis helps coach to analyze the key points such as head, shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle of the swimmer, record and analyze their posture from jump start, accelerate to finish. The system also calculates the frequency and amplitude of each stroke and provide more data for the coach to evaluate the performance.