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COMP PhD student won in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021

7 Jan 2022

Under the supervision of Prof. Song Guo, Professor of COMP, our PhD student, Jackal Xu Zhenda received the Student Innovation (Tertiary or above) Gold Award and Student Innovation Grand Award with his project “Dr. Body-Scan” at the presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Awards 2021 on 29 November.

Jackal teamed up with a student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and worked on the project, “Dr. Body-Scan”, a professional medical infrared analyzer, tailored for 3D evaluation of scoliosis issues. It innovates from traditional X-rays, by using infrared imaging technology to perform 3D reconstruction and thermal imaging of the human back. Using AI technology, it locates the medical anatomical feature points of the human back automatically, while using the musculoskeletal model to process the 3D structures of big bones, such as backbones, for calculation, leading to a safe and reliable detection, close follow-up, long term analysis for non-surgical cases and assistance for rehabilitation projects of scoliosis and other bad postures.

“Thank you COMP and my instructor, Prof. Guo for the support,” Jackal shared. “I hope ‘Dr. Body-Scan’ can first serve primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong from 2022, especially to help children and teenagers who may have abnormal spinal curvature.”

The Hong Kong ICT Awards (the Awards) is an annual signature event in the local ICT industry, aiming to promote outstanding ICT inventions and applications. In addition to encouraging the winners and recognising their achievements, the Awards also help their products enter into the international markets.

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