Theme Co-ordinator: Dr. Man-sang WONG
Prosthetics and orthotics aim to improve the condition or function of people with disabilities, thus to enhance their quality of life. The scope covers design of prosthetic components and interfaces, control of prostheses, smart orthotic devices, management of foot problems, stroke, cerebral palsy, scoliosis and other spinal deformities, outcome measures of prosthetic and orthotic interventions, CAD-CAM application, evidence-based practice, and other engineering or clinical aspects of prosthetics and orthotics.
Rehabilitation engineering applies existing or emerging technologies for improving the independence and productivity of persons with disabilities. The Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre has offered direct expert services to the disabled and rehabilitation communities since 1987. Many research projects have been developed, namely environmental control and monitoring systems, special seating and mobility devices, augmentative and alternative communication devices, therapeutic training systems and robotic devices.
This research team has long-term collaboration with local and international renowned research teams.