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Company Overview of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is an educational institution.


Li Ka Shing Tower

Hung Hom

Hong Kong,  

Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Presents at AI Summit, Hong Kong, Jul-26-2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Presents at AI Summit, Hong Kong, Jul-26-2017 . Venue: The Mira Hong Kong, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Speakers: Eric Tsui, Professor.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Designs 'Smart Scar-Care' Pad

A 'Smart Scar-Cares pad which serves the dual functions of reinforcing pressure and occlusion has been designed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to treat hypertrophic scars from burns, surgeries and trauma. Compared with the traditional pressure pads and silicone gel sheets, 'Smart Scar-Care' pad has the advantages of both. It showed good performance in reducing pigmentation and vascularity, improving elasticity and preventing dehydration in a clinical trial. It is more durable and user-friendly compared with the traditional pad (polyethylene foam) as reported by the patients. This innovative design has won the Grand Award and Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2017. Burns, surgeries and trauma will create open wounds to the human skin. Delayed wound healing can result in formation of hypertrophic scar, which will cause aesthetic problems, and induce severe deformities, thus causing dysfunctions. Pressure therapy is the first line non-invasive treatment for hypertrophic scars. Pressure garment and pressure pads made with polyethylene foam are generally used by the local therapists. However, they are uncomfortable to wear and often non-durable to sustain the pressure on the scar. The commercial silicone gel products are used to manage hypertrophic scar but they could mainly moisturize the hypertrophic scar. The 'Smart Scar-Care' pad designed by Professor Cecilia Li-Tsang in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU, is developed to combine the effect of pressure therapy and silicone gel on scar management. It is composed of silicone stiffener and medical grade silicone gel sheet. The silicone stiffener is made of silicone rubber. Its smooth side is attached to the silicone gel sheet which serves to moisturize the scar. The other side of the silicone stiffener is characterized by the circular silicone studs which could easily be adjusted to shape the curved or flat skin surfaces to provide even pressure under elastic bandages or pressure garment. The 'Smart Scar-Care' pad has been designed with different stud height, diameter and gel thickness. If applied to flat or concaved areas, such as chest, dorsal hand and abdomen, higher studs will be used to create a larger curvature. In addition, thicker gel sheets may be applied to thicker scars whereas thinner gel sheets may be applied to thinner scars.

Metro Lines in Singapore Adopts The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Proprietary Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s proprietary optical fibre sensing technology in monitoring railway has been adopted overseas in metro lines in Singapore. Apart from installing an optical fibre sensing network in tracks to monitor the trains, sensors are also installed in in-service trains to monitor the tracks on which the trains run. The new system provides continuous, in-service monitoring of tracks. This enhances service reliability through quick identification and rectification of defects. This new maintenance practice is expected to become a trend in the railway industry globally as it can best meet the ever-rising expectations for service reliability. The use of optical fibre sensing network installed on tracks for monitoring trains, and in the trains for monitoring tracks, is also a most efficient mode of maintenance for two of the most mission-critical components for a railway. This innovative approach won the Third 2014 Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize in Germany. Through collaboration with various railways on the application of fibre optic sensors, PolyU has become a pioneer and leader in the smart railway condition monitoring technology. A total of 6 groups of sensors will be installed in tracks and trains of the East West Line and North South Line of SMRT which are the two busiest lines in the metro network of Singapore. An agreement was signed with SMRT in February 2016, and a trial run was completed successfully in June. The permanent monitoring system is now being installed in the two lines, to be completed in early 2017. PolyU will provide training to SMRT staff in operating the system, while the data collected during monitoring can also be sent to PolyU real-time for analysis when needed. In addition, PolyU will also provide maintenance and technical support to SMRT for a period of five years after the commissioning of the system.

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