SHAPE's Engineering and Hospitality students win the Innovation Award of the City I&T Grand Challenge

The Innovation and Technology Commission has organized the first City I&T Grand Challenge, receiving more than 740 submissions from over 1, 250 contestants on an individual or team basis.  The Grand Challenge aims to engage people from all walks of life, from across the world to submit innovative ideas and transform them into impactful solutions.

Ho King Hei, student of BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering, UWE BristolFu Wai Chun and Cheung Yat Lon, students of BSc (Honours) Sport Business Management, Sheffield Hallam University, and Cheung Tsun On of BSc (Honours) Sport Coaching, Sheffield Hallam University, join hands with another student from IVE Hospitality programme, has won the Innovation Award (University/ Tertiary Institute group) in the City I&T Grand Challenge amongst teams from Imperial College, HKU and HKUST.  The team has also won the Gold Award (Tertiary Student Category), the Best Creativity Award, and the Most Popular Award in the HKHS Gerontech Competition 2020/21 earlier. 

The winning entry, “Outdoor Smart Fitness Station”, is an interactive reaction lights training device that aims to encourage the elderly to exercise using new technology which helps to improve their eye-hand coordination.  The device can also track the performance of the elderly so that the physiotherapist can access the data for follow-up.

To learn more about the winning entry, “Outdoor Smart Fitness Station”, please watch the video here.