Two BEng(CE) students teams won the 1st and 2nd prizes in the Mobile Application Innovation Contest, China Collegiate Computing Contest

The Air Guitar team: Will Lam (left), Daniel Kwok (middle), Alex Teoh (right)

Many congratulations to the teams of BEng(CE) students- “Air Guitar” and “Luminosite”

The Air Guitar team, formed by our BEng(CE) students LAM Wun Yin Will, KWOK Ching Fung Daniel and TEOH Jian Ning Alex, successfully beat the 820 teams of competitors and won the 1st prize in the Mobile App Innovation Contest, China Collegiate Computing Contest.

The Air Guitar is a motion activated iOS app for guitar beginners or people who want to play guitar but are bounded by the environment. The app enables them to play guitar and experience the music anytime and anywhere, with their iPhone. The app can detect the motions and the gestures of the player, transform the actions into guitar chords, so as to mimic the experience of playing a guitar. Users can also record the chords and the songs they play via the Air Guitar app.

Another HKU team, comprising two BEng (CE) students Wong Chi Ping Desmond and Wong Kwong Yat Felix and one BEng (CS) student Yeung Tsz Lok, won a 2nd Prize with the app “Luminosite”, which uses navigation and AI obstacle detection technology to provide surrounding information to people who are visually impaired.

Mobile Application Innovation Contest is part of the China Collegiate Computing Contest (C4). The contest is co-organized by Zhejiang University and APPLE. This year, there are 820 teams of participants from colleges and universities in China, Taiwan, HKSAR and Macao SAR competing the prize. The teams have gone through three rounds of competition and got the 1st and 2nd prizes.

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