Theme: Smart technology for better living

Category: Product realization/applications

Project information

Project descriptions

Project WHALE is aiming at unleashing the potential of technology to bridge the communication gap between caregiver and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Target audiences include individuals with ASD experiencing sensory abnormalities and their caregivers. These children may not be able to express their feelings and needs while caregivers also find it difficult to correctly identify the needs of them. To ease this problem, we propose developing the sensory wristband and the caring mobile application. The key features of the sensory wristband include recording environmental data and monitoring the internal physiological and emotional states of the children with ASD. We plan to incorporate multiple sensors including Photoplethysmogram and Galvanic Skin Response Sensor to measure internal states and external environment. For the caring mobile application designed for caregiver, the app will alert caregiver when the children with ASD feel highly aroused. The highlight feature is providing personalised report specifying possible triggers arousing children with ASD through adopting algorithms to cross-reference the anomaly with environmental stimuli to locate probable causes and provide preclinical advice. Major impact is to allow caregiver to understand more about the challenges going through by the children with ASD and provide more suitable help in correct timing.

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.

Contact information

You can contact natelie8@hku.hk for any questions.

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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