Professor Cheung Yiu-ming (right) and Dr Han Quanbin (left) win a gold medal and silver medal of the Hong Kong Innovative Invention Award, respectively.


張曉明教授(右)、韓全斌博士(左)的創新發明分別奪金獎和銀獎

Date: 13 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)

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HKBU inventions clinch two Hong Kong Innovative Invention Award medals

浸大專利發明奪「香港創新發明獎」

The patented scientific inventions developed by two HKBU scholars and their teams claimed two awards presented by the Hong Kong Federation of Innovative Technologies and Manufacturing Industries (FITMI) recently. The fatigue driving detection and alarm system which alerts a drowsy driver invented by Professor Cheung Yiu-ming and his team from the HKBU Department of Computer Science, won the gold medal of the Hong Kong Innovative Invention Award. Meanwhile, the novel method to authenticate the valuable Chinese herbal medicine Tiepi Shihu (Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo) developed by Associate Professor Dr Han Quanbin and his team from the Teaching and Research Division of the HKBU School of Chinese Medicine, won the silver medal.

Professor Cheung Yiu-ming’s new approach adopts a smartphone’s real-time video to track and analyse the facial features of a driver, in particular the changes in prominent fatigue symptoms. The system aims at reducing the number of accidents caused by fatigue driving. With this system pre-installed in a smartphone, when the camera captures features like drooping eyelids or drowsiness, an alarm is automatically set off to awaken the sleepy driver.

Dr Han Quanbin and his team invented a convenient and low-cost method to efficiently authenticate the valuable Chinese herbal medicine Tiepi Shihu. The Hong Kong Authentication Centre of Dendrobii Officinalis Caulis Limited Company, a start-up established by the team from HKBU, adopts the authentication method to enable qualitative and quantitative analysis suitable for commercial use, particularly for Chinese medicines proprietors.

The Hong Kong Innovative Invention Award is a new category under the FITMI awards 2017, and recognises prominent innovative technologies or products produced by a company or an individual.

浸大學者的兩項創新專利發明再度獲獎:計算機科學系張曉明教授與團隊研發的「駕駛人士疲勞檢測及警告系統」獲第七屆香港創新科技成就大獎2017「香港創新發明獎」金獎,而中醫藥學院教學科研部副教授韓全斌博士與團隊研發的名貴中藥鐵皮石斛質量檢定獲頒「香港創新發明獎」銀獎。

張曉明教授的「駕駛人士疲勞檢測及警告系統」,利用智能手機準確地偵測駕駛人士的疲勞狀態,可幫助減少因疲勞駕駛而導致的交通意外。新系統運用智能手機的實時影像,通過追蹤駕駛人士的臉部特徵,尤其是眼皮和頭部姿勢的變化,實時分析並有效偵測駕駛者是否已進入疲勞駕駛狀態。當系統偵測到駕駛者有上述的特徵變化,會自動響起警報,以提醒駕駛者。

韓全斌博士成立的浸大初創企業「香港鐵皮石斛檢定中心」,研發了一種快速、簡便及低成本的中藥鑑定方法來區別名貴中藥「鐵皮石斛」。該項鑑定方法能夠進行定性和定量分析,適合中藥商大量鑑定的商業用途。

「香港創新發明獎」是香港創新科技及製造業聯合總會(FITMI)香港創新科技成就大獎今年新增獎項,鼓勵在創新科技或產品有顯著發展和成就的公司或個人研發項目。