2019.04.14PolyU wins big with 18 Prizes in Geneva Inventions Expo

The seven projects of PolyU garner 18 prizes at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world. Among the nine Grand Awards Hong Kong delegation took home, PolyU was awarded four of them. PolyU garnered 18 awards altogether, including four Grand Awards, two Gold Medals with the Congratulations of Jury, three Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, and seven Special Merit Awards.

"PolyU's researchers exhibit remarkable expertise and competence in scientific research and technological development. Of the seven projects we presented in the Geneva Inventions Expo in Switzerland, most of them earned multiple prizes. The awards recognise projects that stand out for their innovative approaches. PolyU constantly pushes the boundaries of technological innovation with a view to bringing positive impact to our community and making people's lives more fulfilling," said Dr Miranda LOU, Executive Vice President of PolyU.

The winning projects of PolyU cover a variety of applications, ranging from healthcare, wearable energy sources, green living, smart city, to manufacturing spectrum in textile and precise polishing, showcasing the University's distinguished capabilities and accomplishments in innovation and technology. The seven projects are (project details in Appendix):

Project

Principal Investigator

Awards

WiseEye: AI-based Textile Material Inspection System

Professor Calvin WONG Wai-keung, Institute of Textiles and Clothing

  • 2 Grand Awards (Prize of the Italian Delegation of the Exhibition; Prize of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca of Romania)
  • Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury
  • Special Merit Award

WiseEye: AI-based Textile Material Inspection System
[Principal Investigator: Professor Calvin WONG Wai-keung, Institute of Textiles and Clothing]

The innovation wins four prizes at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zg5OBsySMA


Professor Calvin WONG Wai-keung with WiseEye in real-life operation

Palm-sized 3D Ultrasound Imaging System for Radiation-free Scoliosis Assessment

Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping, Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Grand Award (Prize of the Legal Company "Gorodissky & Partners", Russia)
  • Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury
  • Special Merit Award

Palm-sized 3D Ultrasound Imaging System for Radiation-free Scoliosis Assessment
[Principal Investigator: Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping (3rd from right), Department of Biomedical Engineering]

Mobile Exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton for Self-help Post-stroke Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Dr HU Xiaoling, Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Grand Award (Prize of the Polish of Patents Office)
  • Gold Medal
  • Special Merit Award

Mobile Exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton for Self-help Post-stroke Upper Limb Rehabilitation
[Principal Investigator: Dr HU Xiaoling, Department of Biomedical Engineering]

Video: https://youtu.be/IICTvXjyscw


Mobile Exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton

Flexible, Stable, High-energy Textile Lithium Batteries

Professor ZHENG Zijian, Institute of Textiles and Clothing

  • Gold Medal
  • 2 Special Merit Awards

Flexible, Stable, High-energy Textile Lithium Batteries
[Principal Investigator: Professor ZHENG Zijian (left), Institute of Textiles and Clothing]

Indirect Evaporative Cooler for Efficient Energy Recovery

Professor YANG Hongxing, Department of Building Services Engineering

Gold Medal

Indirect Evaporative Cooler for Efficient Energy Recovery
[Principal Investigator: Professor YANG Hongxing (right), Department of Building Services Engineering]

Curvature-adaptive Multi-jet Freeform Polishing System for Precision Manufacturing

Ir Professor Benny CHEUNG Chi-fai, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Silver Medal
  • 2 Special Merit Awards

Curvature-adaptive Multi-jet Freeform Polishing System for Precision Manufacturing
[Principal Investigator: Ir Professor Benny CHEUNG Chi-fai (3rd from left), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering]

An Industrial IoT-based Smart Robotic Logistics Management System

Dr Carman LEE Ka-man, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Silver Medal

An Industrial IoT-based Smart Robotic Logistics Management System
[Principal Investigator: Dr Carman LEE Ka-man (left), Department of Industrial and Systems]

Video: https://youtu.be/1-o6tBhEHOU


Mobile robot controlled by advanced intelligent robotic algorithms

The 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, held from 10 to 14 April, has attracted over 800 exhibitors from more than 40 countries/regions. It was organized under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Government, the State and the City of Geneva as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization. For details, please visit the event organizer's official website:-  www.inventions-geneva.ch

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