A range of innovative products are being showcased by Hong Kong exhibitors at the 19th China Hi-Tech Fair that kicked off at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on Thursday.
An audio streaming box that can broadcast TV audio to up to 30 smartphones is displayed by the Hong Kong-based company, Mingle Tech. According to the company’s spokesperson Keith Cheung, when the audio streaming box is connected to a TV, users can listen to the TV audio on their phones with headsets after they connect the phones to the box with an app.
Cheung said the device can be widely used in crowded public places, such as restaurants, hospitals, squares and Metro stations, because it is usually too noisy for people to hear what is playing on the TV screens in these places. The device provides a good solution to this problem as it allows users to listen to the TV audio remotely via their phone’s headset.
He said the device can also be used at home so that people can watch TV without disturbing their family members.
According to him, the device can also work as a normal Wi-Fi router and can transmit pictures to users. “For instance, customers can check the digital menu of a restaurant on their phone by connecting their phone to the device,” Cheung said.
Currently, the device is being sold online in Hong Kong with a retail price of around 900 yuan (US$135.81), and the company is looking to tap the market on the Chinese mainland. “We are attending the fair because we want to find business partners, such as wholesalers and franchisers, to help us sell the product on the mainland,” he said.
Cheung’s company has been developing the product for over two years. According to him, the product is the first of its kind in the world.
A health-care management system called ClinicOne, which was developed by the Hong Kong company, Applied Technology Group, is also on display at the fair.
Henry Wong, COO of the company, said the system allows patients to make appointments with doctors in Hong Kong on a phone app, and doctors can check the patients’ medical records on the system.
He said users can also connect their wearable devices to the app to upload their health data to the system so that doctors can offer personalized medical services and advice to help them manage their health.
According to Wong, users can also do a leukocoria test with the app by using their smartphone’s camera to take a picture of their eyes. He said the system can analyze the picture and tell if the person has leukocoria by using artificial intelligence (AI) technology and machine-learning methods. “The accuracy rate of diagnosis is up to 90 percent,” Wong said.
A total of 39 companies from Hong Kong were invited to attend the fair this year to showcase their products at the Hong Kong exhibition area in Hall 1 of the exhibition center.