Category Archives: Innovation

PolyU Develops Integrated iWheelchair System

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed an intelligent system called “iWheelchair”, integrating a series of advanced PolyU technologies from its Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC).

New graphene-coated “e-fabrics” detect noxious gases

Scientists in Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light.

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power

Researchers at MIT have come up with an alternative system for generating electricity, which harnesses heat and uses no metals or toxic materials.

Electric E-Cutter can reach oil palm trees as high as 30 feet

Harvesting of oil palm fruits is now made easier and faster.

World’s first internally motorized minimally invasive surgical robotic system

An innovative project to develop a novel surgical robotic system (NSRS) with haptic (tactile) feedback and capable of single incision or natural orifice (incision-less) robotic surgery has been initiated by a team led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Improving biorefineries with bubbles

A team of researchers from Japan’s Tohoku University has developed a new method for the pretreatment of organic material, or “biomass”, which could lead to more efficient production of biofuels and biochemicals.