Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, has won a Merit award in the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance Awards 2019 (APICTA 2019) (with photos)
An Enriched IT Class student of Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, participated in the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance Awards 2019 (APICTA 2019) held in Ha Long, Vietnam from 19 to 22 November 2019 and has won a Merit award.
The winning entry “BackUp” can track the user’s spinal motion through a smart T-shirt and the data collected can be used for further analysis and actions. It is designed for people who are concerned about their spinal health. For instance, students or office workers have to sit for a long time which could lead to spinal health issues such as Kyphosis. Besides, workers in construction and other labour-intensive industries are exposed to a higher risk of spinal health issues. By using “BackUp”, users and their doctors can monitor their spinal health condition and take actions to improve it if necessary. Data collected can also be further analysed to facilitate spinal health research and development.
Awardee : Godwin Wong
APICTA is an annual flagship event of the ICT industry in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 2001 by Multimedia Development Corporation in Malaysia, it has become a renowned international award today. APICTA aims to recognise organisations and individuals in the Asia Pacific region who have made a significant contribution to the ICT industry; increase ICT awareness in the community; stimulate ICT innovation; provide opportunities for business matching between IT innovators and investors; and facilitate technology transfer and application.