Ir Raymond POON, Honorary Treasurer of Biomedical Division, gave audience the ideas of seamless integration of engineering know-how and medical applications and highlighted the cutting-edge medical technologies for new perspectives in therapy, diagnosis and more aspects. The speakers started with introducing the basics of biomedical engineering and the application of physical phenomena, such as electricity and magnetism, in routine medical applications. The engineering facilities and medical devices in hospital contain numerous advanced technologies, which the speakers illustrated novel engineering applications in medicine with the examples of robotic surgery, big data analysis in tele-medicine and sport science, bionic eye and arm, and tera-hertz imaging. The speakers also briefed the audience on the pathway and prospect of becoming professional biomedical engineer.
Ms. Crystal CHUI, Associate Consultant of Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), presented on the biomedical engineering projects under HKPC Biomedical, Optical & Precision Engineering Unit. Ms. CHUI first introduced the competence of the biomedical engineering team including medical R&D, bio-optics & precision engineering, medical device premarket notification and CE marking. With the example of cervical cytological device for Pap-Smear test, audience had an overview of the deliverables of the team’s product development consultancy from prototype for design verification, product development, modelling to final product. In addition, Ms. CHUI illustrated the local technology development projects including brace for bone fracture healing, dental restoration CAD/CAM solution and opto-mechatronics and knowledge-based system for melanoma.
The seminar received positive response from the audience with lots of enquiries after the presentation. Participants expressed that they gained more insights towards the engineering contribution in healthcare services as well as advancement of medical technologies. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the organiser and campaign partners for coordinating the seminar.