Hack-O-Life 2016 Event Summary
What a great event, check out everyone that was there!
We were very delighted to have around 50 undergraduates and graduate students from Hong Kong and Mainland China to participate the Hack-O-Life 2016. Using technology to come up with new innovation and initiation to tackle “Healthy Aging” issues in Hong Kong.
We received a lot of positive feedback from participants regarding the program with special thanks to mentors for their guidance on various professional advice including medical, insurance and corporate technology etc. Participants were inspired by the insightful presentations and interactive group discussion.
This year, we are very glad to have Dr. David Chung Wai-keung, JP, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR Government, to kick off the Hack-O-Life 2016 together with our organizers. Mr. Simeon Preston, Group Chief Operations Officer, AIA Group; Mr. Matthew Smith, Global Head of Market Development, Internet of Things, Cisco; and Prof. King Chow, Director of HKUST Interdisciplinary Programs Office. We have also received tremendous support by Prof. John Leong Chi-yan, SBS, JP, Chairman of Hospital Authority as the Head of the judging panel.
Big congratulations to Habhub from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology who won the AIA Award with 3-month tailor made mentorship program from AIA’s senior executives. They designed an application to keep track of elderly’s rehabilitation schedule with video demonstration. Friends and relatives can also monitor their loved ones' progress thru this application with voice messages and texts.
Another winning team, M-TRIANGLE from Shantou University won the Cisco Award with 4-day trip to Cisco’s headquarter in San Jose, California. They designed a smart watch especially for elderly with emergency link service, medication alarm reminder, GPS and entertainment functions to enhance their living standards.
Hack-O-Life offers a good opportunity to open interdisciplinary platform for both academics and commercial sectors to engage their creative and innovative minds. Students can leverage on various technologies and software to come up with viable solutions for specific problems and to create something for our local community. We look forward to working with similar minds alike again in the near future.
Let’s share the happiness!