RGC Public Lectures - Happy, Healthy, Longevity - AI Can Help (1)

Date:    16 December 2023 (Saturday)
Time:    2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Lecture Hall, 1/F, Hong Kong Science Museum

Topic 1: User-centered Design of Wearable Robots for Older Adults
Topic 2: The Next Phase of Surgery – Kindest Cut Through AI and

Conducted in Cantonese.
Free admission. First come, first served.

Interested parties can also watch the live broadcast of the lectures through the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hkscm) or the YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/hksciencemuseum) of the Hong Kong Science Museum.

Brief Introduction

Topic 1:    User-centered Design of Wearable Robots for Older Adults
Speaker:  Dr. Calvin OR
                  (Associate Professor and Assistant Head of Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University
                  of Hong Kong)

Increases in life expectancy have been accompanied by increases in the prevalence of low mobility among older adults. Reduction in mobility mainly occur due to the physical challenges caused by loss of muscle mass. Technologies such as wearable robots can provide active assistance to limbs to support mobility. This presentation introduces a project focusing on the use of user-centered approach to the design and development of wearable robots for older adults.

Topic 2:    The Next Phase of Surgery – Kindest Cut Through AI and Robotics
Specker:  Prof. CHIU Wai-yan, Philip
                  (Professor and Head of Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong

The development of Minimally Invasive Surgery revolutionized the approach to surgical treatment for diseases, the smaller incisions led to significant improvement in patients’ pain and recovery. Recently, AI is increasingly applied. In the next development, AI will also assist surgeons in achieving more precise and safe surgery at all scales down to the microscopic level through nano-robotics.