To cultivate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) talents, the Department of Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong has provided training courses for gifted high school students for two consecutive years. This year’s theme is “Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Programming, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship,” and after the first round of judging, five teams advanced to the final competition. The AIoT Bedroom, completed solely by Au Ka Long, won the Champion award with its smart bedroom system.
Thermal Imaging Monitoring Users Automatic Dimming
AIoT Bedroom is a smart bedroom system that uses programming languages such as Java, Python, and C/C++ to connect different hardware and control various functions, aiming to provide a comfortable and safe sleeping environment. The system uses a CAT S60 device for thermal imaging detection, which is a smartphone with built-in thermal sensing cameras. Qiu Jialang claims that although the device is old, it has a high cost-effectiveness compared to similar products.
After obtaining the user’s status, the system will use artificial intelligence (AI) analysis and apply the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide automatic adjustment of lighting, air conditioning, music, automatic alarm, and other services. When it detects that the user is in a sleep state, the lights will automatically turn off, while if it detects that the user is using their phone, the lights will automatically turn on to protect their eyesight.
As for the third gifted education training program, the theme is “Programming, Cryptography, and Fintech” and will be taught entirely in English. It is now open for enrollment, with a deadline of April 21. In addition to covering major topics such as blockchain, smart contracts, and digital assets, basic mathematics and programming design will also be introduced if needed.