VR research in the CUHK Eye Centre being recognized for potential of wide-impact healthcare application with award in Beijing

VR research in the CUHK Eye Centre being recognized for potential of wide-impact healthcare application with award in Beijing

The department’s research effort in the development of a new eye care platform for “Evaluation of Visual Disability in a Virtual Reality Environment”, led by Prof Christopher Leung, has been recognized by the industry with an award (named “最具潛力智能醫療產業臨床應用大獎”) for the potential of wide-impact application in healthcare.

Our research group received the award in an event of robotics industry summit (2017中國機器人產業發展高峰論壇) which was co-organized by China’s Xinhuanet Co. (新華網) and HK’s Demand Robot Ltd. and held at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Auditorium in Beijing (北京全國政協禮堂). The summit has gathered expertise from multi-discipline areas including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, military, etc., for discussion to define the future direction of robotics industry development in China.

Our department has been striving to develop new technology to help both clinicians to devise appropriate treatment and patients to improve their quality of life by translating our research into industry to bring wider benefit to patients in Hong Kong, China and worldwide. Our VR platform for evaluation of visual disability in a virtual reality environment has been recognized for the potential to revolutionize clinical examination of visual performance, providing a new paradigm to measure and monitor visual disability in a variety of ocular disorders. Receiving an award in this event will help our research bring more contribution to the industry development for enhancing the eye care.

More information of the award and the event can be found in the following links:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/city/2017-11/29/c_129756988.htm
http://www.xinhuanet.com/city/2017zgjqr/index.htm

 


Figure 1. Industry award recognition to the startup established by our department’s research group (ACE VR Ltd.) focusing in translation of our VR research to the industry and contribution in healthcare development

 


Figure 2. Ms Elaine To (middle) and Dr Alexander Lam (right) from the VR research project group received the trophy in the event of “2017中國機器人產業發展高峰論壇”

 


Figure 3. Ms Elaine To (right) and Dr Alexander Lam (left) from the VR research project group gave speech in the award ceremony in the event of “2017中國機器人產業發展高峰論壇”