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Surveying Students got the Merit Prize in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

13 Jul 2021

Well done to Anson Ho Ho Nam and Peter Wong Kwong Sau, our Surveying students!  Anson and Peter got the merit prize in the Innovation Category (Research Thesis & Invention) of the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.

With their passion for minimizing accidents and uplifting construction workers’ safety in the construction industry, Anson and Peter explored and proposed the combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for construction workers’ training in their winning project. This innovative change will bring construction workers a wholly immersive experience during their training.  The ultimate goal is to ensure that construction workers can easily pick up the necessary techniques and fully comprehend the importance of safety before their work in an actual construction site.   

Anson says, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for Dr Patrick Fong’s support, guidance and advice on our project. Without his endorsement and guidance, it would not have been possible for me and Peter to enter the final stage of the competition and have a merit award. Also, I would like to thank the BRE department and the Institute for Entrepreneurship, PolyU, for providing us with this precious opportunity.”

Peter also shares, “I am extremely honoured to receive the merit award of the competition.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the BRE Department which provided a lot of supports for our team. Also, I would like to make a special mention, Dr Patrick Fong, our supervisor in the competition. He gave us lots of encouragement. I am lucky to have Dr. Patrick Fong in my university life.”

Keep up the good work!

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