Smart Vest for Improving Behavioral Performance of School-aged Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder. Patients usually have behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, which cause learning and social difficulties and obstacles. At present, the prevalence of ADHD among school-age children worldwide is 6%-8%. According to a back-of-the-envelope calculation, Hong Kong would have about 70,000 school-age children suffering from ADHD. This project aims to develop an innovative intelligent perception vest that can effectively identify and treat school-aged children with ADHD from the perspective of behavioral intervention. There is no similar commercial product in the market. The smart vest is composed of a textile vest, a signal acquisition module, an intelligent analysis and perception module, and a feedback module. With the help of machine learning and information fusion technology, the vest can intelligently perceive and analyze the user’s behavioral data, and give a proper feedback to remind the user when there is abnormal behavior. By such doing, the user can carry out the state adjustment and emotional control, so that the behavior level can be maintained within the normal range. This project will also focus on the research and design of the textile materials, fabric structures and styles of the vest to achieve effective integration with related intelligent modules and units, and to achieve the comfort usage properties and the best effect of feedback behavior intervention for users. The behavioral data collected can also be stored and analyzed to provide objective data support for further adjustment of the treatment plan. The success of this project will have huge and extensive commercialization potential in the development of high-tech and smart textile products. It will not only bring new high value-added opportunities and markets to our local enterprises, but also make beneficial contributions to our society.

Funding Source: HKSAR Govt - Innovative and Technology Fund (ITF)
Effective start/end date28/03/2227/03/24


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