April 19, 2018

SEEM FYP receives Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 Student Innovation Award

Mr. Bowen Chin, undergraduate student in the SEEM department, submitted his final year project on an "Interactive Mobile Application to Assess and Detect Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Individuals", supervised by Professor Helen Meng, to the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 and received the Student Innovation Award.  This project has huge potential as it automates the pen-and-paper cognitive assessments used by psychiatrists to assess elderly people for dementia via a mobile application, which employs an interactive user interface, speech recognizer, and natural language processing technologies. This innovative approach has the potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the cognitive assessment process, which would help increase early detection and diagnosis of dementia amongst the elderly population in an ageing society and help demented patient get early intervention and treatment.