Technology-based Management of Swallowing Difficulties
A research team in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, HKU Faculty of Education, is developing technology-based solutions to increase the awareness of carers and the general public about management of swallowing difficulties in the elderly, and to provide alternatives to treat swallowing difficulties.
'Review of Animal Welfare Legislation in Hong Kong'
Ms Amanda Whitfort's research provided the first and, to date, only empirical study of the adequacy of animal protection legislation in Hong Kong and was used by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the HKSAR Government to introduce new legislation controlling the breeding and sale of companion animals in Hong Kong with the enactment of the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations 2016. Ms Whitfort received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2016 for this project.
How Science is Saving Hong Kong's Oyster Industry
Oysters have been cultivated in Deep Bay in northwest Hong Kong for more than 700 years. But the future of this traditional industry is uncertain as sales of the saltwater delicacy have been steadily falling due to fears of contamination. Dr Rajan of HKU is working with the Hong Kong government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Deep Bay Oyster Cultivation Association to provide a solution for the sustainable development of this industry for new generations of farmers.
Green Roofs Create Oases in the City
Professor C Y Jim, Chair Professor of Geography at HKU, has collaborated with CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP) in an exemplary knowledge exchange project to demonstrate the benefits of green roofs and green walls – together they have created the largest Sky Woodland in Hong Kong at a CLP substation in Tseung Kwan O, covering two roofs and exterior walls.
RFID-Enabled Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform for Prefabrication Housing Production in Hong Kong
A collaborative team of HKU, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Housing Authority has developed an RFID-enabled service-oriented BIM (Building Information Modeling) platform to enhance prefabrication housing production in Hong Kong.
'Dental Development: An Aid to Give Identities and to Inform General Health'
Dr Hai Ming Wong and a team of PhD and BDS students in the Faculty of Dentistry have applied dental age assessment to address the social issue of unregistered births in India. They received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2015 and the Faculty KE Award 2015 of the Faculty of Dentistry for this project.
Locating the Right Place for Blood Donation in Hong Kong by Data Analytics
Big data is the use of data mining techniques to analyse large amount of data that were collected from different sources in order to derive useful insights. When the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) was looking for a site for a new donor centre, they sought academic help to find the best location. Dr Michael Chau, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong, took on the project with the aim of finding a suitable site that would ultimately increase blood donations.
Monitoring Light Pollution to Save the Night Sky
Hong Kong has one of the worst light pollution problems in the world. Apart from the energy, health and environmental costs, light pollution has another price – the loss of the night sky. For the last 10 years Dr Jason Pun of the Faculty of Science at The University of Hong Kong and his team have been researching the extent of light pollution across Hong Kong, and looking into ways that it can be reduced without the city losing its lustre as the “Pearl of the Orient”. He has also been working with the Hong Kong Space Museum and other organizations to reach out to the general public and to school students, educating them of the negative consequences of light pollution.
Using Cryptography to Track Cybercriminals
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing, most lucrative and destructive areas of criminal activity in the world today. Dr KP Chow, Associate Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography at The University of Hong Kong, is developing software specifically targeting these activities. He has been working closely with the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department to help the authorities track down cybercriminals.