HKICT Awards 2016: Best Smart Hong Kong Award Breaks the Boundaries for Creative and Innovative Talent

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The HKICT Awards 2016: Best Smart Hong Kong Award presentation ceremony was successfully held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 April. This is the second occasion for this award which is organised by GS1 Hong Kong and fully supported by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the HKSAR Government.

The Award aims to recognise and promote outstanding ICT inventions and applications. It seeks to encourage the development and adoption of Internet of Things technologies, Big Data techniques and Public Sector Information and in maximising the full potential of these technologies to create smarter business and living. By inspiring the pursuit of innovation and excellence among local ICT talents, the Award spurs them on to be creative and achieve better solutions to meet business and social needs.

“GS1 Hong Kong and the Judging Panel have been impressed by the higher number of quality entries received this year. This definitely underlines the confidence in Hong Kong’s ability in creative, innovative and diverse technology developments,” said Ms. Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong.

“I am glad to see again the remarkable achievements as demonstrated by the participating companies. From health-monitoring wearable device, to intelligent alert system for public transportation and business solution that analyses consumer behaviour, each innovation is a vivid reflection of strong R&D competency of local talents,” said Mr. Allen Ma, Chairman of Final Judging Panel & CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

The Best Smart Hong Kong Award features Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in three main streams:

  • Internet of Things Application
  • Big Data Application
  • Public Service Information Application

The Grand Award and IoT Application gold award was presented to Well Being Digital Ltd. for their “Dynamic Real Time Heart Rate Measurement Technology using PPG(ActivHeartsTM)”. The design of product WBD101 is probably the world’s smallest earbud, compatible to all third parties app, that delivers one’s heart rate data via BT Smart. By applying Photoplethysmography (PPG) to earphones and wrist watches, an accurate Heart Rate (bpm) can be obtained under motion and in continuous real-time manner through strong algorithm that removes motion artefact and is sent to smartphone via Bluetooth Smart. This proven heart rate technology has great potential for wider applications for mobile health monitoring and wearable devices.

The Big Data Application gold award went to Viewider Ltd. for their “Viewider Big Data E-commerce Solution”. This is an innovative and smart business model which provides benefits to all online retailers with price optimisation. Viewider has created a mechanism that collects and analyses global e-commerce marketplace items and transactions data to design the best fit pricing model on each SKU for every merchant. As e-commerce gains popularity, this model has great market potential with retailers in enhancing product price-setting strategy and improving competitiveness.

The Pokeguide App, an innovative and useful location guide for MTR passengers, won the Public Section Information application gold award for its creator, Pokeguide Ltd. As an all-in-one guide serving people to ultimate efficiency, Pokeguide guides subscribers to the most convenient compartment of the MTR train to travel in that leading them the nearest escalator or exit, thus, reaching their destinations. Commuters can enjoy great convenience in saving travelling time and obtain recommendations for leisure activities, as well as appealing cuisine and shop discounts near to their destinations.

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HKICT Awards 2016: Best Smart Hong Kong Award winners




Project Title

Best Smart Hong Kong


Well Being Digital Ltd.

Dynamic Real Time Heart Rate Measurement Technology using PPG (ActivHeartsTM)

Internet of Things Application


Well Being Digital Ltd.

Dynamic Real Time Heart Rate Measurement Technology using PPG (ActivHeartsTM)


The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Ltd. / Mobilesoft Technology (HK) Ltd.

KMB Estimated Time of Arrival System - A Smarter Way to Travel in Hong Kong


Tronico Technology Company Ltd.

DIY Wireless Smart Home System

Certificate of Merit

Hong Kong Communications Co., Ltd. / Hong Kong Housing Society

Integrated Care Link System for Tanner Hill Retirement Housing Development

Big Data Application


Viewider Ltd.

Viewider Big Data E-commerce Solution


Cluster Technology Ltd.



Hututa Technologies Ltd.

Data Thinker: Ultra-fast Big Data Technology

Certificate of Merit

MTR Corporation Ltd.

Multiple Compact Vibration Sensors for Big Data Condition Monitoring for Railway Applications

Public Sector Information Application


Pokeguide Ltd.



Nuthon IT Solutions Ltd.

Toilet Rush


MapKing International Ltd.

Live Public Transit Alert Estimation Application

Certificate of Merit

TechMaxApp Ltd.

Jima Junk Call Blocker / Caller ID

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