In present day society, people are attaching great importance to good health. Hence advanced healthcare and medical products have become increasingly popular. In view of the changing needs of international communities, ASTRI established the Bio-Medical Electronics (BME) Team in 2009.
BME specializes in performing focused and high quality R&D in bio-medical electronics for technology transfer to industry. The team has been set up with the objectives of becoming a strategic bio-medical technology partner of universities and industry and an incubator of talent and businesses in the bio-medical field. It also aims at fulfilling the mission of establishing Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta as a leading and international center for bio-medical electronics.
ASTRI, which focuses on applied research, has preference for applying new technologies to areas where they can most likely improve people's quality of life. As medical and health have always been its target areas, ASTRI in recent years has initiated a number of medical-related projects, which involve technologies such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetic Resonance Electrography (MRE), Thermal Therapy Apparatus & Device (TTAD) for surgical applications and Brain Training Device (BTD) for amblyopia treatment.
As a newly established research team, BME will take on ASTRI's endeavours in MRI and MRE projects. It will also collaborate with other R&D groups within ASTRI to develop medical electronic devices, drawing expertise from different disciplines and domains and capitalizing on cross-domain competencies. Therefore, it is BME's strategy to continually engage itself in joint projects with other groups so that ASTRI's core competencies can be used to full advantage.
Starting with seed projects and Industry Collaborative Projects, BME will continue to grow and develop value-added bio-medical applications for industry for years to come.
Key Technology Initiatives of the BME team
BME's current Key Technology Initiatives (KTI) and related projects include:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Thermal Therapy Device (TTD)
Pathologic Electronics (PAE)