The Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed and filed worldwide patents for Scolioscan, a radiation-free system for scoliosis evaluation based on 3D ultrasound imaging technology. The system enables adolescent patients to have the condition monitored properly and regularly without increasing the risk of cancer. Seeing its tremendous potential, an electronics manufacturer that wished to embark on biomedical equipment production successfully obtained the license for commercialising it. Thus far, units of Scolioscan have been installed at medical establishments in Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Chinese mainland, Macau and Hong Kong, and the list keeps growing. Furthermore, the company continues to work with PolyU to co-develop Scolioscan Air, a portable version of the device.