[Hong Kong, 3 December 2019] The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) Company Limited received two awards at the prestigious Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI) 2019 for the latest technologies. The Awards presentation ceremony was officiated by Dr Bernard Chan, JP, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, and Ms Salina Yan, JP, Director-General of Trade and Industry.
The two HKAI Awards are: (i) Equipment and Machinery Design Award for the Biometrics Optical See Through Head Mounted Display, jointly with ASTRI’s industry partner Profit Peak Hong Kong Holdings Limited; and (ii) Design Certificate of Merit for the Fast Multi-Focus Automatic Inspection Equipment for Optical Communication Components, jointly with ASTRI’s industry partner O-Net Technologies (Group) Limited.
Mr Hugh Chow, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Martin Szeto, Chief Operating Officer, and Dr Chen Jung Tsai, Acting Director of IoT and Sensors Technology Division, represented ASTRI at the HKAI Awards ceremony.
“It is our an honour to be recognised at HKAI Awards 2019. It is the results of collaboration between ASTRI and our industry partners, in this case Profit Peak and O-Net Technologies, and our relentless pursuit for innovative technologies to enhance productivity and benefit society,” said Mr Chow, “And ASTRI is committed to building a collaborative ecosystem and work with all stakeholders across government, business and industry to strengthen the innovation and technology sector in Hong Kong.”
Information about ASTRI’s award winning projects:
Biometrics Optical See Through Head Mounted Display
The head mounted display features a partially transparent display, with eye gaze tracking capability for use in the human computer interface system and iris recognition for individualized interface and biometrics security. The technology can have wide-ranging applications in real life, such as allowing the use to issue computer commands using eye gaze.
The device employs a full HD micro-display projection system which can enable small size spectacle-based head mount display. Its 60 degrees field of view is among the widest available for microdisplay-based projector HMD. The low build of materials cost of the HMD system is one of its major advantages. The device is at prototype stage with prospective business customers for testing and evaluation.
Fast Multi-Focus Automatic Inspection Equipment for Optical Communication Components
The product has a unique technology for the specialized inspection of optical communication component. It is particularly useful in ensuring quality of optical fibre connectors, where defects in the ceramic component surface would impact communications efficiency. By using high-resolution and high-speed focusing liquid lens, it is capable of detecting all kinds of defects in the production line. It performs inspection within a few seconds with micrometer resolution and the inspection result can be analysed in real time.
Moreover, the product helps to reduce QC workload by providing higher level automation in production lines involving component surface quality control and component shape, colour marks and tilting inspection.