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PolyU students win five design awards in 2020 Global Student Innovation Challenge

Occupational Therapy students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) grabbed five design awards in the 2020 Global Student Innovation Challenge at the 14th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2020), which was hosted online by Taipei Medical University. Among the design awards won by PolyU students this year include the prestigious Silver and Bronze awards.

The annual i-CREATe conference aims to promote awareness, acceptance and adaptation of assistive and rehabilitation technologies in the Asia Pacific region. The Global Student Innovation Challenge, a key component of the convention, provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete against one another in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions that improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disabilities.

Award-winning entries


Sockcess – Silver Award Winner

Team members (Master in Occupational Therapy programme): Cheong Jocelyn Yuen Lam; Cheung Pui Chun, Jane; Hon Ka Hang, Esther; Lai Bonnie Ka Yee; Lee Po Yee, Boey

Sockcess is an innovative socking aid, which modifies the designs of current products to better match user's needs.


BraVo – Bronze Award Winner

Team members (Master in Occupational Therapy programme): Wong Yi Man, Icy; Wong Ka Hei, Kathy; Wong Suet Ying, Sprindy; Pun Man Kit, Angus

BraVo is an assistive tool which helps women who suffer from one-sided weakness, either after a stroke or from other kinds of injuries, to put on a bra independently.

Slide 2 Dry

Slide 2 Dry – Merit Award Winner

Team members (BSc in Occupational Therapy Programme): Kwong Ho Yee, Chloe; Chan Hoi Kiu, Hannah; Shu Lin Feng, Geisty; Ting Chung Yan, Chloe

Slide 2 Dry is a practical, durable and affordable alternative for traditional clothes pegs, especially for people with weak pinch strength, hand dexterity and/or disability inducing conditions.


Bedman – Best Presentation Award Winner

Team members (BSc in Occupational Therapy Programme): Yeung Chung Him, Issac; Cheung Wing Yi, Natalie; Keung Nga Yan, Cherry; Lee Pui Yee, Regina; Wong Hiu Long, Felix

Bedman aids bed sheet changing for people with physical difficulties such as hemiparesis, rheumatoid arthritis or reduced upper limb muscle strength.


Eager-to-Hang – Best Prototype Award Winner

Team members (BSc in Occupational Therapy Programme): Lam Ying Tung, Christy; Hung Sze Wan, Rita; Lam Wing Yin, Anna; Lau Hiu Kwan, Florence; Shing Hoi Yan, Cathy

Eager-to-Hang is a new idea derived from current commercial multi-clip hangers that aims to make hanging clothes easier.

Learn more about this year’s award-winning entries by clicking here

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