“Virtual Acupuncture” Won the “Winner Award” in Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards 2005 in Thailand

The project “Virtual Acupuncture” represented Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards (APICTA) and won the “Winner Award” in the category of Research and Development. The project is developed by Prof. Heng Pheng Ann and his research team members, Mr. Xie Yongming (M.Phil. Student), Mr. Wang Guangyu (Ph.D. Student) and Ms. Wang Xinghe (Research Assistant).

The award was conferred at the APICTA 2005 Award Presentation Gala Dinner in Thailand on 19th February 2006. The annual event aims to promote innovation and creativity in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Entries from 16 member economies: China, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Malaysia, competed for the awards in different categories.

Prior to the APICTA 2005, “Virtual Acupuncture” also received the First Award in the 9th Challenge Cup held at Fudan University, Shanghai and the Gold Award in the 7th IT Excellence Awards organized by the Hong Kong Computer Society.

From left to right:
Mr. Wang Guangyu, Ms. Wang Xinghe, Mr. Xie Yongming, Prof. Heng Pheng Annture intellectual journey.