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Fall Detection GPS Watch for Elderly wins EIA Product of the Year 2017

“The Electronic Industries Awards (EIA) 2017”, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA) and HKTDC during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) on 13 October 2017. This year, there are 8 Gold winners among 26 winners awarded in 13 product categories. “EIA Product of the Year 2017” goes to “Fall Detection GPS Watch for Elderly- Smart A” by Protronic (Far East) Limited which was selected among the 8 Gold winners at their booth by the judging panel. We have invited Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan Pak-li as the guest of honor to present the prize to all EIA winners.

The panel of judges included representatives from HKTDC, HKPC and CEOs from leading electronics companies. All judges assessed product’s innovation, marketability, uniqueness, eco-friendly, creativity, product design etc. as judging criteria for the EIA.

The Chief Judge Dr. Brian Li, HIKEIA Vice-Chairman indicated the overall participated products could grasp the needs of the market with multiple applications. The judging panel applied two of the three ways of innovations including “Incremental” and “Radical’ to distinguish how the product turns creative ideas into valuable application for markets. For example, the winner of “EIA Product of the Year 2017”, “Fall Detection GPS Watch for Elderly- Smart A” demonstrated how these factors workable. The major purpose of the product is to monitor the lives of elderly become more safety. The fall detection GPS sensor combines auto Fall Alert, SOS call, Location Tracking, Geo-fence, Heart Rate detection especially those with Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease could reduce dangerous interruptions and promote reaction to emergency for their children. The product could provide fall detection (Incremental) and complete solution (Radical) to meet the market needs and it could be extended and workable on many different markets such as elderly health-care center etc.

Dr. Li mentioned the needs of community and social impact could be the direction for business to catch up the market trend. Finally, Dr. Li concluded that there could be endless innovative ideas for technology but basically the application and execution are the major factors for business to grasp the market opportunities.

Winners of EIA are as followings:

“EIA Product of the Year 2016” goes to “Fall Detection GPS Watch for Elderly” by Protronic (Far East) Ltd.

The EIA aims to stimulate creative design and innovation within the electronics industry, as well as recognize and reward exhibitors with outstanding performance.

The Presentation Ceremony of EIA was held on 13 Oct 2017 at the HKEIA Annual Dinner, Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Products of the EIA winners would be displayed at the ongoing Hong Kong Electronics Fair till October 16th at the HKEIA booth of the HKCEC.