POSTECH undergraduate students – Wonjun Jang, Sangeun Je, Do Yun Kim (CiTE), and Ahra Cho (IME) – won 3rdplace in the undergraduate category of APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest with the entry titled “Treatment system for severe dementia patients using multi-sensory stimulation.” Among a total of 54 submissions from 24 universities in various countries, their poster was selected as one of the outstanding entries by an international panel of judges.
While they were taking the course titled Interaction Design Studio, Professor Eun Jeong Ma (CiTE), the course lecturer and advisor to the team, recommended the students to submit their project to the poster contest. For the project, they developed a personal multi-sensory simulation device, a multi-sensory controllable interface, and a dementia test application, which could be applied to severe dementia patients.
Jang stated, “I am grateful to Prof. Eun Jeong Ma for giving us this opportunity. I am also thankful for the fellow students working for the project together. During the course, I was trying to make ideas real and think about what users actually need. I’d be more than happy to help people in need by turning my own idea into reality.”
The awardees will attend the APRU Global Health Conference 2019, which will be held at the University of Hong Kong in November, and present their project at a poster session during the conference.