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COMP Shines at 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva with Multiple Awards

24 May 2023

PolyU has once again demonstrated its commitment to impactful innovation by winning a record-breaking number of accolades at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo). The event is widely considered as one of the most important global events devoted exclusively to inventions.

Among the awarded innovations, talents in COMP have won several awards at the event, including a Gold Medal for the Advanced Intelligent System for Radiation-free Scoliosis and Posture Evaluation, developed by Prof. GUO Song, our professor, and Mr Jackal XU Zhenda, our PhD student. This innovative edge intelligence system provides a radiation-free, non-contact, and cost-effective way to screen, diagnose, monitor, and provide real-time treatment feedback for common spinal deformities in teenagers, such as adolescent scoliosis and spinal-related posture problems (e.g. thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis). Based on intelligent light sensing technology, topographical technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, the AI + 3D infrared imaging system allows users to conduct AI-based online scoliosis screening and monitoring comfortably at home using edge devices (e.g., smartphones).

Additionally, Prof. CAO Jiannong, Dean of Graduate School, Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Data Science, and Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing of COMP, won a Silver Medal for the invention “PolyPi: Edge-AI Empowered Robot for Autonomous In-pipe Inspection,” while Prof. CHEN Changwen, our chair professor also won a Silver Medal for developing a system for Evaluation and Triage for Healthy Knee, co-developed with Prof. Amy FU Siu-ngor, Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management, Assoc. Head (RS) & Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

The University's success at the Geneva Inventions Expo further underscores its dedication to leveraging its expertise in education, research, and knowledge transfer to drive PolyImpact - PolyU inventions and innovations that benefit the world. The Geneva Inventions Expo this year attracted about 1,000 inventions from about 40 countries and regions. To learn more about PolyU’s impactful innovations showcased at the Expo, please refer to the website of the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office at

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