Congratulations to two PolyU outstanding scholars who have recently been bestowed the State Scientific and Technological Progress Awards (Second Class Prize) in recognition of their contributions to advancing technology and bringing benefits to the community through their research projects.


One of the winning projects is the “Research on Key Technologies and Clinical Application of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine for Post-stroke Rehabilitation” of which Prof. Chetwyn Chan, Chair Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, participated as a key researcher. This project tested the clinical model for a full integration of the latest theories and techniques in post-stroke rehabilitation into Traditional Chinese Medicine. The model covers the standards and practices across the different levels of medical and community settings. Multi-modal evidences were gathered for the clinical instruments, intervention protocols, and equipment hardware specially designed for enabling post-stroke patients to return to productive community living.


In addition, Prof. John Xin, Chair Professor of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, and his team won the award for the project “Key Technology of Digitisation Textile Fabric Colours and its Industrialisation”. The imaging colour measurement system developed by the team can easily measure the multi-colours of textile fabrics without contact. This is a major step forward in colour measurement and colour quality control in the garment industry.