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Innovation, Technology Transfer, Awards, Events
Four HKBU inventions shine at Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions
Apr 6, 2021
The fruits of four research projects conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) research teams shone at the 2021 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, scoring four prizes including a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury, two Gold Medals and a Silver Medal.
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HKBU Scholar Invented Award-winning Urine-based Prostate Cancer Detection Kit
Feb 5, 2021
Prostate cancer is the third most common cancers in men in Hong Kong. While medical statistics have reported that one in six men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetimes, which is the fifth most fatal cancer. The disease is curable with minimal side effects if detected early. The “non-invasive, urine-based prostate cancer detection kit”, developed by Prof Gary Wong Ka-leung from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU, is a simple and accurate, urine-based prostate cancer detection kit which innovative test can detect the biomarker affected by cancer cells with an accuracy of up to 90%. It can be easily used at home as users simply need to mix a urine sample with the chemical agent.
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HKBU and CUHK Award-winning Chinese Medicine Collaboration for IBS
Feb 8, 2021
Prof Bian Zhaoxiang and his research team from the School of Chinese Medicine collaborated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to conduct a research on the feasibility of treating IBS with traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The research group demonstrated that the invented composition of Chinese medicine is effective in curing visceral pain, torso pain and diarrhoea.
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HKBU Award-winning Authentication and Quality Control Method of Herbal Medicines
Feb 8, 2021
Dr Simon Han Quan-bin, Associate Professor of School of Chinese Medicine and his team invented a convenient and low-cost method to efficiently authenticate the valuable Chinese herbal medicine such as dendrobium officinale and cordyceps. The authentication method enables qualitative and quantitative analysis suitable for commercial use, particularly for Chinese medicines proprietors.
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HKBU Lanthanide Toolbox Clinched Top Awards in Geneva
Feb 8, 2021
A primary cilium marker that detects Joubert syndrome and an emerging class of genetic disorders called ciliopathy. The reagent invented by Prof Gary Wong can provide test results in mere six hours and at a fraction of the cost of current technologies.
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HKBU Patented Portable Balance Scale win Top Awards at Geneva
Feb 8, 2021
Portable Balance Scale was invented by Professor Jeffrey Cheung, which measures people's balance index to reduce their risks of falling over. By analysing the body's moving amplitude when it tries to maintain balance on an unstable platform, the specific index value can then be measured.
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HKBU Scholar Invented Smartphone based Detection System to Alert Drowsy Drivers
Feb 8, 2021
Fatigue Driving Detection and Alarm System was invented by Professor Cheung Yiu-ming, which uses a smartphone to capture real-time video of the driver, as well as detection and tracking technologies to analyse his facial expression and head pose. An alarm is automatically set off to alert the driver when symptoms of drowsiness are observed.
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HKBU scholars Invent Award-winning Portable Device for Lead Contamination in Water
Feb 8, 2021
The research teams led by Dr Ren Kangning and Dr Edmond Ma from the Department of Chemistry developed a portable DNA-based device for on-site lead testing of drinking water. It is a portable lead ion meter and users just simply add the sample of a water droplet to a test strip and insert the strip to the device for the result.
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HKBU Invention 'Diagnosis of Internal Combustion Engine Performance' Earned Recognition in AEI
Feb 5, 2021
The invention provides a non-invasive method for diagnosing performance of a vehicle. The method comprises using a 3-axis accelerometer to perform diagnosis of the performance of an internal combustion engine, the performance of the engine including an engine power loss and one or more flaws associated with the engine mount.
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HKBU Lip-password Identity Authentication Patented Invention Win Top Awards at Geneva
Feb 8, 2021
Lip-password, developed by Prof Cheung Yiu-ming from the Department of Computer Science, is a patented double security system to verify a person's identity by simultaneously matching the password content with the underlying behavioural characteristics of a person's lip movement. Prof Cheung adopted a computational learning model which extracts the visual features of lip shape, texture and movement to characterise lip sequence.