8 July 2018

CUHK Wins the Most Awards at “Challenge Cup” National Competition Hong Kong Regional Final 2018



Sixteen teams from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have recently swept up eighteen awards in the “Challenge Cup” National Competition Hong Kong Regional Final – Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2018. CUHK also received the highest number of awards amongst the participating tertiary institutions. These included two first-class awards and two Innovation Awards in the Innovation category and one first-class award in the Entrepreneurship category.

The “Challenge Cup” National Competition Hong Kong Regional Final was organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association. More than 560 students from 19 tertiary institutions with 188 projects took part. The winning teams in the Entrepreneurship category will represent Hong Kong at the biennial “Chuang Qing Chun” National Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 to be held in Hangzhou this November.

Innovation category

The An Efficient Assessment Tool for Child Speech Disorders Based on Intelligent Speech Technology project by two students from the Department of Electronic Engineering, NG Si Ioi and JIANG Yi, won a first-class award in Information Technology and the Innovation Award. This is a collaboration project between the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Electronic Engineering. They aim to develop a user-friendly mobile application which can help parents identify speech sound disorders in children. The two students are now building an algorithm that can analyse and transcribe a set of Cantonese speech sounds and point out error patterns, based on speech recognition, machine learning and sound data.

Another project winning the Innovation Award and also a second-class award in Life Sciences was Capillarized Myocardium Biochips for Personalised Therapeutic” developed by Bruce Pang, a PhD student from the School of Biomedical Sciences, and OOI Hon Son, a graduate student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Personalised medicine will be the next paradigm for health care and future stem cell technology, allowing us to fabricate organs or tissues suitable for implantation. In this project, the two students have combined soft lithography technology developed in engineering fields, a novel cell patterning method and hydrogel fabrication to create microscale structures in biomaterials. They were also able to control the patterning of stem cells down to 50um resolutions. Through a series of chemical inductions, they successfully directed the stem cells to become cardiomyocytes, or heart muscle tissue. They believe that the possibility will open up for this hydrogel myocardium biochip to be used in shortening the time for heart disease drug discovery and reduce the risks of human drug screening, and even in heart transplantation in regenerative medicine.

Entrepreneurship category

In Hong Kong, over 70% of the elderly suffer from one or more chronic illnesses and require medicine daily. However, some of them may skip doses or are "non-compliant" with their prescription drugs orders because of poor memory or vision problems. LI Cheuk-man Chapmann, a student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, found his grandparents suffer from this problem. Therefore, he and his teammates have set up a “Simplify Tech” team and designed an all-in-one pill management system “Treasure”. “Treasure” provides proper storage and automatic dispensing for up to 10 types of pills. It can also input the dosage and frequency of medication by scanning information on prescription bags and give a reminder to patients. Furthermore, the logbook function records dosage and treatments that the patient has received, and also links with smart biometric devices to obtain valuable diagnostic information, which could help doctors’ diagnosis and tracking of treatment progress. This project has been given a first-class award in Entrepreneurship Proposal and will represent Hong Kong in the “Chuang Qing Chun” National Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 to be held in Hangzhou in November.

List of CUHK awarded projects:

Award

Name of Project

Name of Students

Affiliated Department

Category: Innovation

First-Class and Innovation Award

An Efficient Assessment Tool for Child Speech Disorders Based on Intelligent Speech Technology

NG Si Ioi, JIANG Yi

Department of Electronic Engineering

First-Class

Design and Control of a Biomimetic Robot Fish With Active Body and Compliant Tail

XIE Fengran

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Second-Class and Innovation Award

Capillarized Myocardium Biochips for Personalized Therapeutic

PANG Tak Keung Bruce, OOI Hon Son

School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Second-Class

AI- doscopist: A Real-Time Computer-aided Diagnosis System for Cancer Screening during Colonoscopy

YU Ruoxi, JIANG Yuqi, ZHANG Ruikai

Department of Surgery

Second-Class

Development of a High -speed Stealth Laser Dicing System Based on Multi-depth Bessel Beams

LEE Hiu Hung

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third-Class

IoT Fuzzer: Discovering Security Vulnerabilities in IoT through App-based Fuzzing

CHEN Jiongyi, SUN Menghan

Department of Information Engineering

Third-Class

ICOvisor

YING Yau Kit Stanley, Simon WONG, Max LAM, Renee LEUNG, LAM Yip Fu, CHOW Chi Choi

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Quantitative Finance Programme, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Merit

The detection of content of DEHP in food by the combination of NADP/NADPH Assay Kit and Enzymes

CHIU Wai On, FOK Chi Hong, LAM Hon Sum, LIM Lok Ping

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology Programme

Merit

The smart water dispenser that assists visually impaired people

CHEN Zetao

Department of Information Engineering

Merit

Large scale artwork painting for architectural designs using a cable-driven robot with serial robot arm end-effector

TAM Sau Wai

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Merit

The AuLaitino

SZE-TO Koon Fung, LAW Chi Leung, LAI Chun Kit

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Category: Entrepreneurship

First-Class

Treasure Home-used Pill Manager

IAM Wai Yin, Chapmann Cheuk-man LI, (Nathaniel HO, HUANG Chuen-Wei, TSANG Ming Hei)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Open University of Hong Kong)

Second-Class

Self-sanitizing Door Handle

WONG Sum Ming, LI Kin Pong

Faculty of Science

Second-Class

Mushroom for the NeXt

LAI Sok Ian, TANG Hoi Yan, NG Heung Yu, TAM Ka Wing

School of Life Sciences

Merit

Aurora - Smart Skincare Mirror

LAM Ching Yan, MAK Man Ki

Department of Marketing, Quantitative Finance Programme

Merit

Gifted

LAU Yu Shing, (NG Chun Him)

Department of Chinese Language and Literature, (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

 

CUHK Engineering team is now working on the Acoustic model of the “An Efficient Assessment Tool for Child Speech Disorders”. It will be tested by speech therapists as soon as next year. The mobile application shown is a prototype of the project.
(From left) NG Si Ioi, undergraduate student from the Department of Electronic Engineering, JIANG Yi, postgraduate student from the Department of Electronic Engineering, and NG Wing Yee Cymie, PhD student from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
CUHK Engineering team is now working on the Acoustic model of the “An Efficient Assessment Tool for Child Speech Disorders”. It will be tested by speech therapists as soon as next year. The mobile application shown is a prototype of the project.
(From left) NG Si Ioi, undergraduate student from the Department of Electronic Engineering, JIANG Yi, postgraduate student from the Department of Electronic Engineering, and NG Wing Yee Cymie, PhD student from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Bruce Pang (left), PhD student from the School of Biomedical Sciences, and OOI Hon Son (middle), graduate student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have awarded the Innovation Award in the Challenge Cup 2018.
Bruce Pang (left), PhD student from the School of Biomedical Sciences, and OOI Hon Son (middle), graduate student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have awarded the Innovation Award in the Challenge Cup 2018.

Bruce Pang and OOI Hon Son have managed to create microscale structures and control the patterning of stem cells down to 50um resolutions. Through a series of chemical inductions, they successfully directed stem cells from mice to become heart muscle tissue.
Bruce Pang and OOI Hon Son have managed to create microscale structures and control the patterning of stem cells down to 50um resolutions. Through a series of chemical inductions, they successfully directed stem cells from mice to become heart muscle tissue.

“Treasure” all-in-one pill management system has been awarded a first-class award in Entrepreneurship Proposal. Team members are: (from left) IAM Wai Yin, LI Cheuk-man Chapmann, HO Nathaniel, HUANG Chuen-Wei and TSANG Ming Hei.
“Treasure” all-in-one pill management system has been awarded a first-class award in Entrepreneurship Proposal. Team members are: (from left) IAM Wai Yin, LI Cheuk-man Chapmann, HO Nathaniel, HUANG Chuen-Wei and TSANG Ming Hei.