HINCare: An intelligent Timebanking System for Elderly Care
Any Innovative Projects (Coordinator: Dr. C.K. Chui)
Supervisor: Prof. R.C.K. Cheng (Department of Computer Science)
With a rapidly ageing population in Hong Kong, there is a need to provide more volunteer services to the elderly. We introduce HINCare, an app that encourages mutual-help in the community. HINCare adopts the concept of timebanking, where each user has his/her own account to store the amount of time (”time credits”). Users earn time credits by providing services to others. The user can use the time credits to purchase other services. Moreover, HINCare uses HIN (Heterogeneous Information Network) to recommend helpers to elders.
Project leader: Hu Zhenwei, BEng(CompSc)
Team member(s): Li Rouxian, BEng(BME); Lo Ho Tin Sky, BEng(CE); Jason, BEng(CE)
This project team was selected for the Inno Show award at the 5th Inno Show.
This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.
This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.