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    EdUHK Wins Seven Awards at 2024 Geneva Invention Exhibition

    The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) garnered seven prestigious awards – four Silver Medals and three Bronze – at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Geneva Invention Exhibition). These accolades span across areas including healthcare, educational technology, and games & toys. Their success demonstrates EdUHK’s commitment to research and innovation in a diverse range of fields.

    Dr Anna Kam Chi-shan, Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC), has invented the ‘Automatic Screening System for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia with Auditory Tasks’, which won a Silver Medal.

    Two of the other Silver Medal-winning innovations are collaborations between EdUHK and industrial partners, ‘I-well Home’ and ‘Pelios: Revealing and predicting emotion through wearable and digital biomarkers for Special Education Needs (SEN) children’. The collaborative efforts between EdUHK and industrial partners demonstrate the University’s commitment to integrating research outcome and applied technology in fostering the well-being and development of the new generation.

    The Geneva Invention Exhibition is a renowned annual international event that celebrates ground-breaking inventions from around the world. This year, it attracted entries from 38 countries and regions, featuring a total of 1035 exhibits. EdUHK’s award-winning innovations are:

    Silver Medals

    1. Automatic Screening System for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia with Auditory Tasks
      Dr Anna Kam Chi-shan, Associate Professor, SEC
      A semi-sealed system enabling the screening of hearing loss, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia as a routine elderly healthcare examination in the community
    2. I-well Home
      Professor Leung Chi-hung, Professor (Practice), Department of Special Education and Counselling
      All-in-one furniture which integrates scientific learning into everyday life. It inspires the well-being of children physically and psychologically alongside accessible and fun ways of growth and learning.
    3. Pelios: Revealing and predicting emotion through wearable and digital biomarkers for Special Education Needs (SEN) children
      Mr Victor Wong Chun-man, EdUHK Education+ And Social Entrepreneurs (EASE) Fund Scheme
      The first emotion prediction and recognition platform in the world specifically designed for SEN children, which enables us to understand and support them better.
    4. Smart Headset featuring Adaptive Noise Filters for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
      Dr Steve Mung Wai-yin, Research Assistant Professor, Research and Development Office
      The personalised adaptive noise filter generated by this innovative smart headset caters specifically to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Bronze Medals

    1. A+Sleep: Personalized Acoustic Control Pillow
      Dr Steve Mung Wai-yin, Research Assistant Professor, Research and Development Office
      A serenity pillow with an intelligent acoustic control platform to ensure sleep quality by adjusting sound interference.
    2. Digital Puppetry System: Connecting Young Generation and Cultural Heritage with Novel Technology
      Professor Hung Keung, Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
      The system technologises puppets to render traditional puppetry performance techniques as interactive graphic animation. It modernises and reactivates cultural heritage using the latest technology.
    3. Make-Play Station
      Dr Hu Xinyun and Dr Vivienne Leung Wai-man, Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education
      A transformative, multifunctional all-in-one station for children’s STEAM learning. The classroom-fit station blends creative, exploratory, and maker play to spark curiosity and nurture their love for learning.