To facilitate research activities, the research committee also endorses the research projects of IAA faculty members and approves the involvement of IAA third age members to participate as respondents in the endorsed studies. To support these research studies, the IAA aims to help faculty members expand their pilot projects to apply for funding for large-scale studies. Eventually, we hope that research findings can translate into products with clinical applications or influence government policy on the development of services for the betterment of older adults.

2022:

VR & AI-based Mobile Apps in Enhancing Independence of Daily Living in Older Adults and People with Early Dementia

Responsible Researcher: Professor David Man

Affiliated Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

 

A Clinical Investigation of the Effects of Acu-TENS and Acupressure on the Sleep Quality of Older Adults with Insomnia: A Pilot Randomized, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

Responsible Researcher: Professor Shamay Ng

Affiliated Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

 

The Relationships between Leisure Activity Participation and Cognitive, Psychological and Functional Abilities in Older Individuals: A Survey Study

Responsible Researcher: Professor David Shum

Affiliated Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

 

The Effects of Mindfulness on Prospective Memory on Older Adults: An Experimental Study

Responsible Researcher: Dr Huijing Lu

Affiliated Institution: Department of Applied Social Sciences, PolyU

 

Smartphone-based Assessment Tool for Dietary Assessment of Hong Kong Older Adults

Responsible Researcher: Dr Ka Hei Kenneth Lo

Affiliated Institution: Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU

 

An Innovative Virtual Reality-based Test for Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Community-dwelling Older Adults

Responsible Researcher: Professor David Man

Affiliated Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

 

Development of A Digital Platform (Electronic Mental Evaluation, Resources and Information Toolkit; e-MERIT) for Pandemic Support on the Mental Health of the Vulnerable Groups

Responsible Researcher: Professor Wing Hong Hector Tsang

Affiliated Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU

 

IAA Promoted Research Projects from 2012 to 2021:

2012-2014.pdf

2015-2017.pdf

2018-2020.pdf

2021.xls

If you are interested in promoting your projects through the IAA, please download the application form here. Please email the completed application form with supporting documents to Mr Jimmy Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..