(Clockwise from top left) Robert Parcus, George Chow, Declan Kan, and Tim Wong gain international prize for design of blockchain-based mobile health care system


(左上起順時針方向) Robert Parcus、周子賀、簡廸麟和王俊添設計的中西健康項目贏得國際獎項

Date: 28 Jul 2017 (Friday)

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SCM students gain international prize for design of blockchain-based mobile health care system

中醫藥學院學生設計流動健康系統獲獎

Four students from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) recently won the runner-up prize in the student category at the AIA Blockchain Challenge for their proposal titled Western and Eastern Health (WE Health).

The team consisted of MPhil student Robert Parcus and undergraduate students George Chow, Tim Wong and Declan Kan of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science programme. They were guided by SCM’s Associate Professor of the Teaching and Research Division Dr Zhang Shiping.

The team’s design involved a platform focusing on achieving a healthy lifestyle by using concepts taken from Western and traditional Chinese medicine. The system has interesting health-monitoring and recommendation features using mobile and wearable technologies.

Robert said: “We are very happy and thankful to have this opportunity. The impact that blockchain technology is making across different industries can be an extremely positive development, and through this project we were able to explore the potential of this development on specific applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine and health. Participating in this global contest was not only exciting but also a formative experience.”

中醫藥學院四名學生早前參加AIA Blockchain Challenge,憑藉他們設計的中西健康項目 (WE Health) 榮獲學生組比賽第二名。
   
獲獎同學包括碩士生Robert Parcus、中醫學學士及生物醫學理學士課程學生周子賀、王俊添與簡廸麟。教學科研部副教授張世平博士是他們的指導老師。

他們設計的健康生活方式平台揉合了西醫和中醫觀念,利用流動及穿戴式技術監控使用者的健康情況和提供健康資訊建議。

Robert說:「我們十分高興可得到這次難得的機會。數據區塊科技對不同行業的發展,可產生非常正面的影響。今次比賽能讓我們探討這項技術對傳統中醫藥和健康應用範疇上的發展潛力,是既刺激又重要的體驗。」