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iToolbox Accessibility App
Our group wants to improve disability inclusion on campus by creating a toolbox app that aims at helping people with disabilities in HKU. From community building features to actual personalized tools based on their specific difficulties that can help make their lives easier, we hope that our app can allow them to feel more included on campus and have their opinions be heard.
Blue Plate intends to help youngsters in Hong Kong, to eat healthier with a limited budget. Our solution is to build social media platforms to share meal plans, together with the nutritional value of each meal, to allow them to cook food with the same ingredients throughout the week. So far we’ve had social media platforms on Instagram and weibo, with 21 posts and more than 200 followers. We are delighted that we have received some encouraging feedback from our users. In the future, we hope to boost our collaboration with market vendors to provide users with more convenience in purchasing the ingredients.
The problem now is general public are bored with traditional education media, governments lack mathematical tool to evaluate the impacts of ecology policies and scientist need models to help research. Linkin' Bio is devoted to creating an educational city building game to spread the concept "balance between biodiversity and economic development" among general public while serve as a simulator for government and researchers to collect data.
HKU students do not have the habit to exercise regularly. The reasons behind are difficult to organize team sports, afraid of being judged, and lack of motivation. To tackle these reasons and motivate students to exercise more, we introduce an exercise app, call Fitner. In the app, there is a platform for users to find companions, as well as finding someone who has similar levels to play with. ‘Gamifying’ experience is also provided to motivate users to exercise more.
The Mental Nutshell program will be available for all students online for the reason being that many people are not aware of how common mental health problems are leading them to neglect their mental health conditions. The course will teach students about mental health in detail with short quizzes about the lecture to make sure that there are no misunderstandings or misinterpretations. In the end, students will be asked to take a test to earn credits for this course. Students are allowed to complete this course at any time.
Our group is working on the sun-tracking solar panel that allows energy from the sun to be used within the buildings of HKU. The installation of the sun-tracking solar panels enables HKU patrons to be more aware of the awareness and damages that fossil fuel burns will increase greenhouse gases. Hence, we decide and propose to make and install sun-tracking solar panels within the campus, and on top of multiple buildings, where grass is planted, achieving Carbon neutrality energy usage. Batteries are also used to power up, as a "backup source" at night-time and inadequate sunlight, maintaining power stability.
Through conducting surveys and interviews, we found that a lot of plastic waste has been attributed to the food delivery industry. In particular, the pandemic has intensified the problem due to social distancing restrictions. Therefore, we intended to design an edible takeaway box that could potentially reduce tens of millions of disposable plastic per week, but at the same time retain the food experience. We decided to name this project "Eataway Box". The aim of the project is to potentially reduce plastic waste in Hong Kong.