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APSS DSW Student Receives Prestigious Hong Kong ICT Awards for Innovative Medication Management Solution

13 Nov 2023


Mr Nick Jingqiang ZENG, a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) student at APSS, has been awarded the Student Innovation Grand Award and Student Innovation (Postgraduate or above) Gold Award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2023.


Mr ZENG developed the winning project "Meditech", which utilises a smart pill box and a centralised management system to effectively remind elderly individuals to take their medications on time and in the correct dosage. The management system serves as an assistant to pharmacists, confirming prescriptions and generating medication plans by using visual recognition and big data. It improves medication adherence, reduces dosing errors, enhances treatment satisfaction among elderly patients, and prevents adverse health effects.


The Judging Panel lauded "Meditech" for effectively addressing the issue of medication dependence in elderly healthcare by combining Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and big data technologies to provide a comprehensive smart medication management solution. Mr ZENG added, The knowledge of my DSW programme also inspires me a lot to consider the design and user experience of the stakeholders of the product, not only the older adults but also the care-givers and related institutions.”

The Student Innovation Award is steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, and organised by the Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association (HKNETEA). Its aims are to promote the development of information technology and provide young people with more opportunities to access and learn new technologies and broaden their horizon and creativity.


Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences

Dr Joni ZHONG, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

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