PolyU garners Four Awards at Silicon Valley International Invention Festival
SVIIF attracted inventors from research institutions, academic bodies and business enterprises from about 30 countries/regions to showcase their inventions this year. It was also the first time that Hong Kong institutions participated in this global annual event. Well attended by multi-national companies, investors, entrepreneurs and financiers, SVIIF offers a platform for inventors, industries and businesses to explore opportunities for collaboration and commercialisation of innovations.
The award-winning innovations of PolyU:
(1) Smart Indoor Farming System
Grand Award and Gold Medal with the Congratulations of the Jury
Applying Artificial Intelligence-
The system can be set up in urban buildings to provide sustainable and stable sources of edible plants, such as salad greens, potatoes, beets, herbs, etc.
(2) Flexible Scoliotic Brace with Shape Memory Alloy Struts
Gold Medal and Special Merit Award
The innovative brace, designed for adolescents with scoliosis, is made of shape memory alloy, artificial hinges and soft light-weight materials. The design can apply strategic corrective forces to the spine and offer adequate support to the user. Users are more willing to wear this Scoliotic Brace for a longer period because of its enhanced level of comfort and mobility, thus making it more effective in treating spinal deformity.
PolyU website: www.polyu.edu.hk
Ms Idy To