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HKBU to introduce winning inventions that help you walk healthily and check balance ability easily on Thursday

浸大研發便攜式儀器分析步行姿勢和平衡指標 可用於運動醫學 獲國際發明獎 本周四分享新產品

Professor Jeffrey Cheung of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Department of Physics and his team have developed two health monitoring devices: a Portable Gait Analyzer and a Balance Scale. These HKBU inventions clinched four top prizes at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2017 including Gold medal, Gold Medal with distinction and special medals from the Romanian Association of Nonconventional Technologies.

The “Portable Gait Analyzer” can record and analyse the biomechanics of walking (i.e. gait) and other physical activities in just a few steps. It can pinpoint the gait impairment issues, the areas for improvement, footwear comfort, and therapeutic measure efficacy in unprecedented details with proven results based on clinical trials.

The “Balance Scale” is another portable device that measures an individual’s balance index, a vital health index of physical wellness. At the same time, it can also be used as a platform for exercise and training. The device can be used for fall assessment and prevention.

Both devices share simplicity, cost effectiveness and versatility thus making them appealing to both the commercial and clinical market.

Professor Cheung will introduce these two inventions and give demonstration to the media on Thursday. Details are as follows:

Date: 8 June 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 11 am
Venue: WLB 205, 2/F Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, HKBU Shaw Campus (new campus), Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Mainly in Cantonese

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the event.

香港浸會大學物理系客席教授張大健教授與團隊,研發兩項可攜式健康監測裝置「便攜式步態分析器」和「便攜式身體平衡計」。兩項發明於今年四月在第45屆日內瓦國際發明展上取得多項大獎,包括運動組別優異金獎、運動組別金獎及兩項羅馬尼亞創新科技協會特別大獎。

「便攜式步態分析器」可簡單、快速地記錄及分析步行姿勢、體育活動的數據。團隊進行的初步臨床試驗,已證實分析器可針對步姿不正確、需改進方面、鞋類舒適度、治療功效等得出詳細的數據。

「便攜式身體平衡計」可量度使用者平衡力,作為體格健康的指標,亦可作運動及訓練用途。平衡計可以預測使用者失去平衡的風險,減低跌倒的機會。

兩項可攜式裝置使用方法簡單、便宜、用途廣泛,具市場及臨床發展的潛力。

張教授將於本周四出席發布會,分享並示範使用新產品。詳情如下:

日期:    6月8日(星期四)
時間:    上午11時
地點:    九龍塘 聯福道 香港浸會大學 逸夫校園(新校)永隆銀行商學大樓 二樓 WLB 205室
語言:    廣東話為主


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