ECCC

Social Tech, Elderly

Web Site: http://ECCC.hk



Have you or someone you know ever had constipation? Have there been side-effects from the medicine? Sometimes laxatives can cause more bloating in your stomach! What if you were also being bombarded by a myriad of non-pharmalogical products with no clear scientific support in easing constipation? What if the person facing all these difficulties is elderly?

Nowadays, 1 in 5 elderly people in Hong Kong suffers from constipation. Unfortunately, the pharmalogical approach of laxatives and stimulants is contributing to a range of side-effects and long-term dependency. Many elderly people eventually change their way in complementary methods like diet modification and commercial constipation-easing products, which is not scientifically significant in effectiveness.

Our state-of-the-art product, the EC (Ease Constipation) belt is a massaging belt combining a full-set Swedish massage and thermal therapy. The EC belt is characterized by a natural restoration of intestinal activity through a non-invasive method and has minimal side-effects. Swedish massage is a science-based method and complies with human intestinal structure and flow through providing 3 various motions. Also, we believe relaxation can be achieved through this therapy. In addition, the heat generated stimulates our body’s natural reaction and promotes whole-body release of tension. We are the first to produce a constipation-easing device in Hong Kong with the unique combination of massage and heat therapy into one belt. In the long-term, constipation and medical expenses can be reduced for our seniors. Also, strain on the local medical system can also be lessened.

In conclusion, the EC belt is opening a new vision towards natural, easy-accessible and scientific care for the elderly in Hong Kong.

組長
Team Leader
周頌恒
CHAU Chung Hang (PolyU)

組員
Team Member

呂詠霖
LUI Wing Lam (PolyU)
盧曉潼
LOO Hiu Tung (PolyU)

院校顧問
​Faculty Advisor
張嘉碧博士
Dr. CHANG Ka Pik Katherine (PolyU)

Website
http://ECCC.hk