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HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund (TIF) Scheme announces Year-2017 awardees

We take pleasure to announce the awardees of TIF 2017 as listed below: (in alphabetical order)

ASA Innovation & Technology Limited - www.a-sa.jp

ASA is a Hong Kong based company specializing in air technology solutions to help protect people from air pollution. ASA's products will be used and implemented with a patented technology - Ozone Catalytic Oxidation Technology (OCO) for residential and commercial spaces such as air cleaners for homes, offices and hotels. ASA's air purifier combines intelligent technology and breakthrough design for a luxurious user experience and saves energy. We will participate in commercial projects, for the larger commercial space, such as open offices, hospitals and classrooms to create an ultra-clean living and working environment. ASA's vision is "to help people breathe the cleanest and most healthy air to help them live longer, healthy and happily."

EASIREAD LIMITED - www.easiread.com

Objective
Easiread aims to improve reading fluency for people with all kinds of reading difficulties, and thus to enable them to learn independently with personalised setting, and to widen their options for reading. We believe everyone should have equal opportunities to obtain information. We strive to enhance reading process and make it more comfortable for everyone. This will help people obtain information faster and more sufficient.

Project Summary
By researching on various problems of reading difficulties and existing dyslexia-friendly designs, the findings indicated that there are no two dyslexics alike. This insight inspires the development of a typography generator to offer a variety of options and enable custom adjustment for the readers. For this project, Easiread – a prototype typography system with preset functions to help with problems of letter recognition, reading flow and visual stress has been created. Users can test and use Easiread in Google chrome to make custom-adjustments according to their needs for online text. They can also output the adjusted text if they prefer to read it in prints version. In the future with more technological supports, Easiread can be developed to support more languages and to include features like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for printed books.

eSight Technology Company Limited - www.esightech.com.cn
eSight Technology focuses on industrial machine vision and intelligent technologies. With machine vision and deep learning technology as the core, we provide machine vision algorithm library, software, machine vision and motion control integration system for smart manufacture enterprises, to realize the visual perception and execution decision of industrial robots. We help the enterprises step into the era of smart manufacturing leading by machine vision technology.

The team members of eSight Technology are elites from world-famous universities such as CUHK and HK PolyU, and from famous industrial companies such as ASM and Googoltech. eSight Technology has accepted the investment from Shenzhen Capital Group (深圳創新投資集團)and SZ Capital(遠致投資)in 2016 and 2017.
 

JabJabX Limited - www.jabjabx.com

JabJabX is a pioneer in Kung Fu Tech, a game changer in the world of martial arts that empowers modern day martial artists with technology to “train hard and train smart”. Our product delivers success by combining state of the art technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and activity recognition to enable users to achieve their training goals in a data driven manner. Our wearable device transmits real-time data to a mobile application for live activity recognition and key performance indicators evaluation. Thus providing a fun, effective and quantifiable training for martial arts practitioners to track historical results, monitor progress and compete with friends over our digital arena of Kickboxing and Kung Fu.

Marketeer Limited - www.marketeer.hk

Marketeer is Hong Kong’s first data-driven food Visual Recognition mobile app dedicated to helping people learn about their food in
real-time, enjoy healthier choices and cheaper prices while shopping in public markets.

The app utilizes Visual Recognition technology, together with a unique nutrition algorithm, to allows users to snap a photo of a fresh product with their smartphone and immediately obtain customized information about it. Our app evaluates the product on how well it meets an individual’s personal dietary needs together with comparative pricing information and even recipe suggestions.

Vox Technology Limited - www.voxtot.com

Vox Technology Ltd is a technology startup creating a science-based platform for monitoring child development. The core product developed by Vox is a smart baby wearable that enables parents to track their baby’s language development and receive personalised activity recommendations through the companion mobile app. Vox is created by a team of passionate engineers, educators, neuroscientists and business leaders and is on a mission to help children and families thrive.

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