The EMSD has been actively promoting and supporting gerontechnology. We participated in the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit this November to promote the R&D results of the gerontechnology so as to raise public awareness of and concern about this technology, thereby enabling the trade and members of the public to experience how innovative technology can be applied to enhance the quality of life of the elderly.
Our exhibition booth showcased technologies such as, the virtual reality (VR) experience integrated with Building Information Modelling - Asset Management system, the Patient Information and Entertainment System, “The Elderly Love Travel” VR application, the holographic display technology, the Smart Fever Screening System, the innovative electric wheelchair and the autonomous mobile robot, among which the Smart Fever Screening System is a technology jointly developed by the EMSD and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Compared with the old temperature screening system, the new one not only can more accurately and automatically identify and track febrile suspects in real time, but also support big data analysis, thus improving the efficiency of quarantine at various boundary control points. The system can also be applied to hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centres, etc.
The innovative electric wheelchair showcased, “iWheel”, won the gold prize in the secondary school group of the Gerontech Youth Challenge, a competition jointly organised by the EMSD and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Simply by installing a power device designed by the winning team to the manual wheelchair, it can then be turned into an electric one, and can be remotely controlled.