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Issue No. 97, Sep 2015
Technology Meets Art: Exhibition of Design & Technology Ideas
This summer, the Library again collaborated with the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) and Computer Science Engineering to stage an exhibition of works by students enrolled in the IELM 4320 Design Thinking Course.
In collaboration with the China Academy of Art (中國美術學院), the course, in its third year, aimed to encourage creativity, to fuse design and technology, and to foster cross-disciplinary expertise. This year, the theme was "The Elderly".  The fruits of 10 student projects on improving the quality of living for the elderly were exhibited.
"Cog Matcher" is an interactive cognitive training game specially designed to counteract cognitive aging and memory loss; "Air-T-Bag" is a bag designed to protect the carrier from harm if they should fall down; and "Beat Stick" is a health care stick designed for the elderly who struggle with heart problems.
A group of 40 elderly people were invited to a student-led tour on August 4 to experience the products firsthand.  President Tony Chan also joined and tried out the exhibits. The guests were deeply amazed by the students’ creativity and innovative ideas.