Optical System for Health Assessment (Full)

Optical System for Health Assessment (Full)

  • Optical System for Health Assessment (Full)
    ART/167CP
    20140130 - 20160129
    12420

    Dr Lap Wai, Lydia Leung
    1. Design optical emission components for light source [Completion Date: 6 months after project start] 2. Design optical collection components with improved efficiency [Completion Date: 6 months after project start] 3. Optimize algorithm for extracting in-vivo glucose concentration [Completion Date: 12 months after project start] 4. Build an embedded optical system using ASTRI designed optical components and algorithm [Completion Date: 15 months after project start] 5. Prototype of embedded optical system with in-vivo glucose measurement sensitivity of 20mg/dL for field test [Completion Date: 18 months after project start] 6. An embedded optical system ready for applying CE’s (Conformité Européenne) approval [Completion Date: 24 months after project start] 7. Protocol for the Bluetooth between optical system for health assessment and consumer electronics and application programming interface (API) development in phones/tablets for measurement results display, storage and analysis [Completion Date: 24 months after project start]
    Dr Lydia Leung Dr Chun Zhang Dr Dick Kwok Mr Kenric Lam Mr Thomas Cheng Mr Chi Tin LUK Mr Arsenic SZE Mr Sunny CHEN Mr Luis NG Mr Raymond TO Mr Kwai Hung Morton Mo Ms Wing Yan Ho Mr Wenbo Gu Mr Kam Lai Wong Ms Fong Ying, Anita Yee Mr Ruhua, Jackie Wang Dr Tsz Ho, Alan Lau Dr Tai, Vincent Chen Ms Yuan, Fiona Wang Mr Pei Chin Ryan Chung Ms Yuen Han, Kat Kwan Mr Siu Lung Lui Dr Wei Mong, John Tsang Dr Yuk Cheung, Cyrus Chan Mr King Man Eric Lai Mr Gerald Sze
    Care Health Information Technology Co., Ltd. Care Health Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Technology Licensing) [Sponsor] Diabetes HK Heal Force Development Limited [Sponsor] Shenzhen Breo Technology Co., Ltd. [Sponsor] Shin-Etsu Silicone Taiwan Co., Ltd. [Sponsor]

    Due to an increasing aging population in the world and the changes in lifestyle, there is a substantial number of people with chronic diseases who require homecare and long-term care services. In Hong Kong, there are about 700,000 diabetics. However, only approximately 400,000 patients are identified. Uncontrolled diabetes is devastating as it will lead to cardiovascular complications and kidney problems. Besides, the number of children who have diabetes has increased 10 times in the past 10 years. Effective blood glucose level management is crucial for keeping patients healthy and to avoid the occurrence of other chronic diseases. There is an urgent need to screen patients and detect diabetes or pre-diabetes before symptoms develop. Self monitoring blood glucose is highly recommended to diabetics. Currently, invasive blood glucose measurement is used which creates a psychological barrier to the public to test blood glucose periodically. In this project, we aim at designing and developing a portable embedded optical system for non-invasive blood glucose measurement which can be easily used by the users to measure blood glucose instantly and non-invasively. The device can be used for screening of pre-diabeters and frequent blood glucose measurement of diabetes patients.