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Innovative solutions to medical and healthcare issues

Innovative solutions to medical and healthcare issues




On 11 December, the Hong Kong Innovation Academy (HKIA) established by PolyU’s School of Nursing organized the Hong Kong Innovation Day and the Innovation Award Competition. This was an opportunity for researchers from local healthcare organizations and higher education institutions to provide innovative solutions to healthcare issues for the benefits of patients, clinicians and the healthcare industry. The winning projects were:

“A Novel Drug-loaded Biodegradable Weft-knitted Stent for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancers” by Prof. Li Yi, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU
First Runner-up
“An Innovative Rehabilitation Simulation System for Learning Activities of Daily Living” by Dr Choi Kup-sze, School of Nursing, PolyU
Second Runner-up
“Create An Infusion Trolley for Enhancing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Safety in Post Open Heart Surgery Patient Transportation” by Miss Wong Lee-yuen, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Queen Mary Hospital
Audience Favourite Award
“Instant Vision Assessment Device: A Stenopaic Slit Refraction System with a Binocular Telescopic Optometer” by Prof. George Woo, School of Optometry, PolyU

The Champion of the competition will represent Hong Kong to compete for the global Innovation Award of Excellence at the World Innovation Day to be held in Geneva in 2014. Details>>

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