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Official Opening of U3DP

PolyU announced the official opening of the University Research Facility in 3D Printing (U3DP) on 19 April 2017, the first 3D printing facility among higher education institutions in Hong Kong to support teaching, learning and research. It is also the largest research centre in 3D printing in terms of the range and quantity of facilities in Hong Kong.

The U3DP is located on the 5th floor of Block W which is adjacent to the various technical workshops and facilities of IC. In fact the U3DP is also supported by IC’s various pre- and post-processing treatment and engineering support.

IC introduced the 3D printing technologies and facilities to PolyU for more than 20 years. The establishment of the U3DP will further enhance PolyU’s strength in the development and application of 3D printing in a wide range of disciplines. The U3DP is also expected to help faculty members and students excel in their teaching and learning, research and innovation.

At the opening ceremony PolyU also announced the successful collaboration with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on the development of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Simulation System to enhance the training of TAVI operation of doctors and medical staff. A demonstration was given at the ceremony to illustrate the TAVI operation and the use of the Simulation System in training.




Collaboration on TAVI Simulation System

PolyU collaborates with Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to design and make the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Simulation System to help doctors and medical staff to train on the operation of TAVI.

Patients who suffered from aortic stenosis cannot open or close the aortic valve properly which will strain their heart and affect the flow of blood into and out of their heart. TAVI is a new and innovative approach to the treatment of severe aortic stenosis. Previously doctors can only observe the implantation conducted by senior doctors during real operations. To facilitate the training of doctors and medical staff, PolyU and QEH collaborates to design and make the TAVI Simulation System for QEH to conduct the training in a real simulation and safe environment repeatedly. It took around 6 months for PolyU and QEH to design and make the system.

PolyU has adopted the use of 3D Printing technology in the making of the TAVI Simulation System, which has shortened the production time tremendously. Major components were all printed by 3D Printing, including the artery and blood vessels. They are 3D-printed by using patient’s CT scan. Compared with the available systems on the market, our system has adopted new features suggested by QEH including a light box and C-arm imaging system which makes the system more versatile and effective.

The system has been used by QEH in their in-house TAVI training. More training workshops will be conducted with the use of this new TAVI Simulation System.

The announcement of the collaboration on the TAVI Simulation System was made at the official opening ceremony of the University Research Facility in 3D Printing.




Non-PolyU Students’ Canteen Arrangement

Students from other institutions i.e. HKUST, CUHK, CityU and OUHK attending the learning activities offered by Industrial Centre (IC) are eligible to use the two canteens in PolyU campus during their activity periods. Eligible students should bring along their Student ID Card for verification purpose when patronizing the outlets.

The details of two Student Canteens are shown as follow:

Food Court (Student Canteen I)
理大美食坊 (學生飯堂I)
Location: G/F of Shaw Amenities Building
Communal Dining Hall (Student Canteen II)
文康食堂 (學生飯堂II)
Location: 3/F of Communal Building

For enquiries, you are welcome to contact IC General Office at 2766 7585 for further information.



IC contributes to PolyU’s consultancy

PolyU IC was awarded the Highest Growth Award in the Outstanding Professional Services Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016 held on last Tuesday, 14 February. A cash voucher of HK$20,000 was presented to IC. Well-done IC Team!




Early Closure of IC Student Enquiry Counter (27 Jan 2017)

IC Student Enquiry will be closed earlier at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, 27 January 2017 (Lunar New Year Eve).




IC supports MEMSI 2017

Students from MIT and local universities successfully completed the MEMSI 2017 programme supported by PolyU IC in January 2017. The MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) is a two-week long, fully immersive mini-accelerator for aspiring hardware system innovators from universities in Hong Kong and from MIT. This programme is designed for students who want to build up their skills in entrepreneurship, hardware making, and product development for connected devices with an Internet of Things (IoT) flavor. In the two-week programme, students worked together to choose a customer problem to solve, understand the customer, come up with a solution, then build a prototype of this solution using different prototyping and engineering techniques supported by PolyU IC. Let take a look at some of the works they have accomplished in IC. For more details on the MEMSI, please visit http://hkinnovationnode.mit.edu/program/memsi/.




FES Bike jointly built by CUHK & IC


CUHK and PolyU IC jointly built a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike for Hong Kong’s first ever participation in the FES Bike Race of the 2016 Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities held in Zurich, October 2016. The bike is developed by using research findings of PolyU and CUHK and is used to assist paralyzed patients in training leg muscles on a cycling system through stimulation with EMG and NMES technologies.

More details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rG1tIicrWk



HKUST Students’ Canteen Arrangement

Students from HKUST attending the learning activities offered by Industrial Centre (IC) are eligible to use the two canteens in PolyU campus during their activity periods. Eligible students should bring along their Student ID Card for verification purpose when patronizing the outlets.

The details of two Student Canteens are shown as follow:

Food Court (Student Canteen I)
理大美食坊 (學生飯堂I)
Location: G/F of Shaw Amenities Building
Communal Dining Hall (Student Canteen II)
文康食堂 (學生飯堂II)
Location: 3/F of Communal Building

For enquiries, you are welcome to contact IC General Office at 2766 7585 for further information.



Early Closure of IC Student Enquiry Counter (Dec 2016)

IC Student Enquiry Counter will be closed earlier on the following two days:

  • On 21 December 2016, Wednesday (Winter Solstice), counter will be closed at 4:00 p.m.
  • On 23 December 2016, Friday (departmental celebration for Christmas), counter will be closed at 12:30 p.m.



Well done PolyU Teams!

With the collated efforts of our racing, supporting and cheering team members we are able to seize the champion in both the School Engine Category and Higher Education Category in 2016 Pedal Kart Grand Prix. Catch up more snapshots and videos from our Facebook page if you missed the event.



Pedal Kart Race is back!

The Hong Kong 24hour Charity Pedal Kart Grand Prix 2016 will be held on 12th & 13th November 2016. We are now recruiting for members for our pedaling team, supporting team and cheering team. All PolyU students, staff and alumni are welcome to join us in this charitable, engineering and challenging event. Interested to join? Please visit our Pedal Kart website to sign up.



Early Closure of IC Student Enquiry Counter

IC General Office will be closed earlier at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 15 September 2016 (Mid-Autumn Festival).



PolyU students contribute to farmland rehabilitation

This summer some of our PolyU CEE and EE students helped to construct metal frame depots and hydro-generator system for villagers in Lai Chi Wo Village near Sha Tau Kok, N.T. for a farmland rehabilitation project. Check out more on what they have constructed.



Get connected with us on Facebook

Check out our latest moves and activities and follow us on our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/HongKongPolyUIC/



Latest Issue of ICN

The latest issue of ICN is released!

Highlights of this issue:

  • IC Spotlight: Give them wings to they can fly
  • IC Hot News: Research project named international award
  • IC & Education: Students together build a ‘flat’
  • IC & Education: What have they learnt from Service Learning?
  • IC Facilities - Digital Manufacturing

Treat yourself an electronic copy now at here! Enjoy!



PolyU students build a ‘flat’ in IC

Some 100 PolyU BRE students built a ‘flat’ modelled after the local government-funded public rental housing in order to learn the professional knowledge and skills in building and construction. Check out more on what they have achieved.



Class Arrangements during Bad Weather - Typhoon NIDA

According to the Hong Kong Observatory, Typhoon NIDA is moving rather fast towards Hong Kong and the Signal No.8 is set to be hoisted soon. In case the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal is hoisted tomorrow i.e 2 Aug 16, students should follow the guidelines stated in AS Student Handbook for the class arrangements during bad weather.

For details, please visit https://www2.polyu.edu.hk/as/Polyu/STDHBK/Handbook1617/Student_Handbook_2016-17_Full_Version.pdf (P.109-110).



Non-PolyU Students’ Canteen Arrangement

Students from other institutions i.e. HKUST, CUHK, CityU and OUHK attending the learning activities offered by IC are eligible to use the two canteens in PolyU campus during their activity periods. Eligible students should bring along their Student ID Card for verification purpose when patronizing the outlets.

The details of two Student Canteens are shown as follow:

Food Court (Student Canteen I)
理大美食坊 (學生飯堂I)
Location: G/F of Shaw Amenities Building
Communal Dining Hall (Student Canteen II)
文康食堂 (學生飯堂II)
Location: 3/F of Communal Building

For enquiries, you are welcome to contact IC General Office at 2766 7585 for further information.



Student Internship Programme

How far have you planned for your future career? Or perhaps you are still figuring out if you are good for the engineering field?

Here’s the opportunity. The IC Post-Secondary Student Internship Programme* is an unpaid internship# with the opportunity to work in our Centre with our different ranks and disciplines of staff on different tasks or projects. You may find it interesting, exciting, challenging, inspiring, or, not so enjoyable, but this is just the reality of work. You will gain valuable work experience that you can apply to similar institutions or engineering companies. Most importantly you can take the Programme as test-driving a career and that will certainly give you a clearer thought or picture on the planning of your future career.

Our Post-Secondary Student Internship Programme is open for enrollment all-year round. The Programme provides internship opportunities for students who are:

  • Enrolled in full-time accredited programmes, being provided by local education institutions specified in Schedule 1 to the Minimum Wage Ordinance; and
  • Resident in Hong Kong and enrolled in full-time education programmes for non-local academic qualification at degree or higher level.

Duration of internship is subjected to the category of student employee the candidate falls in. For more information on the Statutory Minimum Wage related to Student Employees, please visit the website of the Labour Department. Students who are interested in the Programme may download the application form and submit their applications to the General Office of IC. We will consider the offering according to your academic background and experience as well as our availability or needs. To safeguard personal data privacy, students are reminded not to submit their personal data other than through the above channels.

Enquiry:
Executive Officer (General Admin)
T: (852) 2766-7581

*Our Post-Secondary Student Internship Programme takes reference to the terms and details of exemption for specified student interns and work experience students during a period of exempt student employment under the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608). The full text of the Ordinance can be downloaded under the Bilingual Laws Information System of the Department of Justice website.

#A small amount of subsistence allowance may be offered to the Student Intern.



Students have a say here!

Our Design Realization Studio is a small working area for staff and students to realize their design concepts and ideas. With the use of relatively simple and user-friendly facilities and equipment students can excel their creativity and innovation in their assignments, project work or even final year projects. It is always a pleasure to see the fruitful achievements of our students in competitions or other occasions. Students, on the other hand, choose not to forget our help and support to them and often send us appreciation cards, letters or hand-crafted notes to share with us their achievements and joyful moments.


Joint Research Project receives Geneva Award

A project “Interactive Exoskeleton Ankle Robot” jointly developed by CUHK and PolyU IC was recently awarded the Gold Medal in the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. The device aims at helping the rehabilitation of stroke patient with foot drop problem or people with muscle weakness or joint problem in the ankle. The project was led by Prof Raymond TONG of the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK and supported by technical experts of IC. The device will help users to walk safer in both indoor and outdoor environments.

In addition to this device, IC has collaborated with Prof Raymond TONG for a series of rehabilitation projects to help the rehabilitation of patients in particular stroke patients. Some of these projects have also received awards in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.


IC Fun Tour is back

IC Fun Tour is back! All PolyU staff members and students are welcome.

If you haven’t been to IC or know us just vaguely, here is a good opportunity to explore or re-explore us. Pick a date and join our IC Fun Tour to learn more on our facilities and expertise and most importantly how we can help to realize your research, project competition project, consultancy, study work, FYP, innovation, co-curricular activity or even business idea.

For registration please visit: https://myacs.polyu.edu.hk/utils/mysurvey/index.php/782397/lang-en
or
http://www.ic.polyu.edu.hk/…/2…/03/01/ic-fun-tour-is-back-4/


Latest Issue of ICN

The latest issue of ICN is released!

Highlights of this issue:

  • Service Learning – learning to serve
  • PolyU students win top prize in national competition
  • Award-winning embedded system applied in Pedal Kart Grand Prix
  • Lunar exploration tool production in full swing
  • Joint research to help stroke patient
  • ASRC announces its latest research outcomes
  • Pedal Kart Team achieves best ever result

Treat yourself an electronic copy now at here! Enjoy!


Students named Champion

Congratulations!!! Hard work and efforts paid.

At the award presentation ceremony held on today (9 December) at Hong Kong Disneyland, our PolyU FENG students were named as Champion of the Disney ImagiNations HK 2015 with their proposed new attraction “Star Wars Land”. The award was presented by Mr Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of HKSAR at the award presentation ceremony. The team will be granted a cash prize of HK$25,000 and a study trip to WDI Headquarters in USA in January 2016.

Competition details