Smart Glove — Extension of the Tactile Sense

Theme: Smart technology for better living

Category: Hands-on projects

Project information

Project descriptions

The tactile sense is critical for visually impaired people to sense the world, but one shortcoming is that they can not feel the object in the distance. This can cause many problems, such as pumping into the obstacles when using the hands or being less efficient in grasping the handrail on transportation. However, many on-market products focus on large-scale assisting instead of this smaller one. So, we are considering developing a glove that can transduce the distance information to vibration intensity to realize the extension of the tactile sense. Currently, we are using three pairs of ultrasonic distance sensors and vibration motors fixed on three sides of the glove to help the user sense the obstacles. Further development such as minifying the hardware, connecting to the Bluetooth, or developing AI is needed to reduce the discomfort caused by the glove and increase its functionality in assisting the users.

Team information

Project leader: Muhammad Saad Shahid Anwel, President of Executive Committee

Executive Committee: Taha Abid, Vice President & Software Tech Lead; Le Chi Lim, Electronics Tech Lead; Pawan Raskoti, Mechanics Tech Lead; Simran Avinash, Marketing Manager; Madina Jamolova, Human Resources Manager

Team member(s): 

> Software Team: Allison Eun Se You, BSc (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology); Cullen Sun Hongshuai, MsCompSc; Ohmey Wu, BSc(Decision Analytics); Tasnia Ishrar, BEng(CompSc); Lucas Wong Ming Yui, BEcon; Brianna Gautama, BEng(BME)

> Electronics Team: Heidi Chui Cheuk Yu, BEng; Honour Olatunji, BEng(EE); Marzan Bin Rahman, BEng(ElecE); Vivian Ho, BEng(BME)

> Mechanics Team: Abdulwadood Ashraf Faazli, BEng; Gracia Trinita, BEng(BME); Kuan Jia Hong, BBA(IS); Chow Jo Yi, BEngSci (BME and MBB); Kathy Hung Man Kay, BASc (Applied AI); Masood Ahmed, BEng; Moses Liew, BEng(EngSc); Ashley Park Hye Min, BEng(Mech); Darren Xu Deng, MSc (Mech); Yeasar Habib, BEng(ME)

Recruit teammates

BREED is a robotics research organization lead by students from the Faculty of Engineering. The focus of BREED is to create innovative bio-inspired robots to create impact in society. Our first and most successful project is SNAPP – robotic fish that acquired the Guinness World Record as the fastest robotic fish.

We are looking for passionate individuals that will contribute to the development of our organization. Member recruitment opens up at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer). Currently we are especially looking for:

External Liaisons Manager – a student that is good with pitching, talking, forming, and maintaining connections and knows when/where/how/what to say with excellent strategic planning skills 💡

Software Tech Lead – a person that is confident and passionate about learning and teaching software; keen to develop something meaningful.

Mechanical Tech Lead – a person that is confident and passionate about learning and teaching Mechanical design and fabrication; keen to develop something meaningful.

Website Developer – someone with the right skills and vision to build a website for one of the fastest-growing projects in HKU.

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Winner of the Dean’s Fund Award @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the Dean’s fund award at the 1st Engineering InnoShow. 

This team has received HK$10,000 sponsorship to participate in external competitions or incubation/ entrepreneurship/ startup programmes.


The best project award - COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.

Members of the Club Grenade project team in HKUEAA Annual Dinner