Engineering Seminars at Innocarnival 2017
By Ms Azura CHOI and Mr Will LEUNG
The “InnoTalk” seminar series was one of the spotlighted events of InnoCarnival
2017. To echo with the theme “Live Smart - Be Innovative”, Biomedical Division
was invited to give two public seminars on 28 October 2017.
The first seminar was delivered by Ir Prof Raymond TONG of Chinese University
of Hong Kong on the topic “Exoskeletion Robotics for People with Disability”.
Ir Prof Tong shared inspiring stories and experiences from his research on the
neurochemistry of rat and human stroke model, and how smart robotics facilitate
the recovery of motor skills of stroke patients. In order to make the seminar
more vivid, he brought along his innovations: an Electroencephalography (EEG)
driven robotic hand, and an ankle robot for stroke patients with foot drop to
the seminar. The audience enjoy his sharing on the innovation of rehabilitation
technologies and was keen on interacting with Ir Prof TONG.
The second seminar “Biomedical Engineering – Excellence in Technology
Innovation and Application” was conducted by Mr Cheer LEE and Ms Suye WONG, who
recently completed their HKIE Scheme “A” training in Electrical and Mechanical
Services Department and embarked on their path to become professional
biomedical engineers. They introduced the roles and career prospects of
Biomedical Engineers working in different fields. They also envisioned
application of edge-cutting technologies in the medical field, including
Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and
Big Data, which became the highlight of the talk and aroused great interest
from the floor. The audience showed immense interest in the career path and
requirements of becoming a professional engineer in Hong Kong.
Captioned : Speakers of the two seminars by
Biomedical Division: Ir Prof Raymond TONG (left 2), Ms Suye WONG (right 2) and
Mr Cheer LEE (right 1).