Habits Log is a customised health tracking system which aims at assessing and predicting probable geriatric depression through early identification of disruption of activity pattern and facilitating early care-planning. Radiofrequency Identification (Ultra-high frequency) technology will be integrated. This innovation represents contributions to the industrial field, healthcare workers and elderly. At the industrial level, to our knowledge, Habits Log is one of few innovations that collects data on elderly’s routines with the application of existing technologies and components for both clinical prevention of geriatric depression and academic research. From the healthcare professionals’ perspective, they could save more time for other nursing procedures while keeping track on the elderly’s activity and addressing the need of potential victims of depressive symptoms accordingly. From the elderly’s point of view, the gadget might increase their satisfaction and confidence on integration of health technology in daily care. On top of this, they could identify promptly and receive early intervention to cope with depressive symptoms by creating a unique diary.
Background and Objectives
Modelled after the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme (the “Programme”) is a 10-week, evidence-based entrepreneurship development programme targeting the University’s researchers and research teams to search for potential market and application of their technologies.
With the guidance of industry advisors and mentors, the participating teams will conduct extensive market research with stakeholders to gain necessary business knowledge and real market insights, as well as to discover the ways to commercialize their research technologies through this experiential learning programme.
Programme Features and Benefits
First in Hong Kong
First-ever Lean Launchpad programme in Hong Kong targeting for university researchers and research students
10-week Evidence-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme
An experiential learning journey with the direct market insights in the commercial world to guide participating research teams to commercialize their research technologies
Industry Connection and Insights
Guidance and mentorship support from industry advisors, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs
Acceleration of Research to Market
Formulation and validation of commercialization pathway by using different analytical tool - Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, etc.
Grant of HK$40,000 to each qualified participating team for their prototyping and other expenses throughout the Programme
Access to PolyU InnoHub Resources
Access to resources under PolyU InnoHub Hong Kong and Shenzhen (co-working space, startup consultation, etc.)
Opportunity for Overseas Exhibition
Further considered for showcasing the project in overseas exhibition such as International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Online Learning Mode via ZOOM
*There may be 2 tracks which one will be on every Monday evening and another one will be on every Tuesday evening.
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