PERfECT Viral Sewage Monitoring System

Course projects/ FYP projects

Supervisor: Dr Zhang, Shiming (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Project information

Project descriptions

Sewage monitoring is an effective preventive measure to detect possible outbreaks early due to viral sheds in sewage systems. However, the current sewage monitoring system is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and lacks scalability. Here, we present our PERfECT viral sewage monitoring system, which is scalable, digital, and can detect viral presence in real time. PERfECT is a personalized electronic reader for electrochemical transistors that detects viruses when a DNA aptamer is attached to its sensor. Once the virus is detected, the data will be uploaded to the cloud and alert authorities. PERfECT viral detection is much faster than PCR and is reusable. With PERfECT being customisable, it can also monitor the disease progression of different viruses.

Team information

Project leader: ZHAO Yazhou, BEng(EngSc)

Team member(s): Rachel Natalie, BEng(BME); Nafisa Humayra, BEng(BME); LAI Chun Kit, BEng(BME); LIN Aijing, BEng(BME)

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Awards

Winner of the Inno Show Award @ The 6th Inno Show

This project team was selected for the Inno Show award at the 6th Inno Show. 

This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.

The best project award - COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.

Winner @ HKAES University Pitch Competition on Global Grand Challenges 2021-2022

This project was selected as the Winner @ The Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) University Pitch Competition on Global Grand Challenges 2021-2022
PERfECT Wearables: for Minimally-Invasive and Continuous Blood-Glucose Monitoring was selected for the Inno Show Award
Photos in the Engineering Inno Show