SIG Projects

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Diabetes is one the most pressing chronic diseases in Hong Kong. There are about 0.7 million people in Hong Kong are suffering from diabetes. Realizing efficient blood glucose management is highly demanded to improve the patients’ healthcare. Currently, the blood glucose is mostly measured with the finger-stick method. However, the finger-stick method is painful and cannot continuously monitor the glucose level. This project develops a minimally invasive glucose biosensor by using a microneedle as sensor carrier and use HKU-developed “PERfECT wearable” platform for wireless data transmission. We hope this project could improve the health technology in Hong Kong to better serve the patients with diabetes.

PERfECT Wearables: for Minimally-Invasive and Continuous Blood-Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes is one the most pressing chronic diseases in Hong Kong. There are about 0.7 million people in Hong Kong are suffering from diabetes. Realizing efficient blood glucose management is highly demanded to improve the patients’ healthcare. Currently, the blood glucose is mostly measured with the finger-stick method. However, the finger-stick method is painful and cannot continuously monitor the glucose level. This project develops a minimally invasive glucose biosensor by using a microneedle as sensor carrier and use HKU-developed “PERfECT wearable” platform for wireless data transmission. We hope this project could improve the health technology in Hong Kong to better serve the patients with diabetes.

BREED HKU’s quadruped robot – DoggiE @6th Inno Show

Quadruped robots are envisioned to play an inseparable part of urban operations under the new normal, to perform versatile errands like instant data-retrieval in inaccessible/a multitude of environments, real-time monitoring. Such robots have been heavily researched and developed recently, offering optimal endurance, maneuverability and stability, as demonstrated by models in the market, like ANYmal C and the Alien go robot.

DoggiE aims to become the first industrial-grade quadruped robot developed by HKU, to accomplish accolades of the quadruped robot “Spot” at Boston Dynamics, to supplement task forces during emergencies and shortage of manpower, broadening the range of surveyance, and minimizing injuries/damage to human resources, with less than half of the cost (~300k). It offers versatile functionality, being capable of climbing stairs, implementing computer-vision, object retrieval and self-recovery. We believe establishing the technical basis of DoggiE, enables engaging in partnerships with the government or companies specializing in outdoor robotic solutions.

RoboMaster@6th Inno Show

Students will design and develop different types of robots that can launch projectiles in a complex battlefield. The robots are required to cooperate with each other and work together to attack the base of the opponent and at the same time protect their own base. Students will form a team to participate in the RoboMaster 2022 Robotics Competition and compete against other teams from all over the world using their self-build robots.

HKU UAS@5th Inno Show

HKU UAS is an Unmanned Aerial Systems team dedicated to forming a community of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) enthusiasts and its associated systems, consisting of two technical teams: Mechanical Team and Computer Science Team. The team aims to join the AUVSI SUAS international competition, situated in Maryland, U.S.A. The competition requires the team to design a UAS capable of Autonomous Flight, Obstacle Avoidance, Object Detection, Classification and Localization, Mapping, Airdrop and Package Delivery via an Unmanned Ground Vehicle.

HKU Robocon 2020

The annual Robocon competition project allows HKU engineering students from different disciplines to design and fabricate innovative robots with an integration of various advanced technologies, including IoT sensors, AI, computer vision, and mobile computing. Besides, it provides hands-on experiences on product design, prototyping, CNC machining, design and fabrication of electric circuit and PCB, control program development, etc.

HKU Racing 2020

Formula Student UK is an educational engineering competition. The competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering. Formula Student UK 2020 will be held at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, UK. HKU team will join the Electric Vehicles Class 1 Division competition.