(From left) Dr. Hu Haibo, Li Tong, Chen Zhuo and Wang Liwei


(左起)胡海波博士、李彤同學、陳琢同學和王力偉同學

Date: 03 Oct 2014 (Friday)

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Computer Science students win Bronze award for internet application

計算機科學生奪最佳物聯網應用銅獎

A team of four Computer Science students won the Bronze Award (Revolution Application category) in the Hong Kong U-21 Internet of Things Awards 2014 with their project entitled "EyeBB: Intelligent Behaviour and Safety Tracker for Kids". The team developed a small device which tracks the location of children so users can rest assured they are in a designated safe area (for instance, home, school bus, or the kindergarten). Once a child leaves the designated safe area, the app sends a message to alert the user in order to prevent accidents.

HKBU team members Wang Liwei (Master in Advanced Information Systems), Chen Zhuo (MPhil.), Li Tong (Master in Information Technology Management) and Pei Kexin (Bachelor in Computing Studies, Final Year) competed with over 40 teams from tertiary institutions to receive the award.

Team leader Wang Liwei believed that teamwork was the key to their success. He said, "We hope the app we developed which helps tackle the issue of child safety can contribute to society. I would like to thank HKBU for giving us the precious platform to communicate with students from other universities." He expressed his gratitude to their project supervisor Dr. Hu Haibo, Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science, for giving them support.

Dr. Hu said, "It is rewarding for me and the students to participate in this competition. In addition, I am glad to see our research in ubiquitous computing turned into a product for the well-being of kids as well as our society."

For details of the app, please visit: http://www.eyebb.com/

四位計算機科學系同學設計的「寶寶安(EyeBB):智能兒童行為安全監控軟件」應用程式,在「2014香港U-21物聯網大獎」比賽中獲得「最佳物聯網應用銅獎」。四位同學開發了一個細小的偵測硬件,讓使用者定位追蹤兒童在特定安全範圍內(如家居、校車或幼稚園)的活動。當偵測到兒童離開安全範圍時,會發放訊息給使用者以防止意外發生。

浸大隊員王力偉(高級信息系統理學碩士)、陳琢(哲學碩士)、李彤(資訊科技管理理學碩士)及裴可心同學(計算機科學理學士應屆畢業),與四十多支大專參賽隊伍較量,贏得銅獎。

隊長王力偉同學認為團隊合作是勝出關鍵。他說:「我們希望這項有助處理兒童安全問題的應用程式能貢獻社會。我亦感謝浸大提供是次寶貴的參賽機會,讓我們與其他大學同學交流。」他又感謝指導老師、計算機科學系研究助理教授胡海波博士對隊伍的支持。

胡博士對於同學獲獎感到高興:「這個參賽經驗令我和同學都獲益良多,亦能將我們在普適計算方面的研究製成產品,幫助兒童,甚至社會。」

有關應用程式可瀏覽:http://www.eyebb.com/