From Hospital-centric to Human-centric: “PERfECT” Wearables for Digital Health

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shiming ZHANG (Assistant Professor from Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

This project is showcased in the second exhibition – Digitization in Innovation Wing Two

About the scholar

Dr. Shiming ZHANG

Research interests:
• Health technology
• Biotechnology
• Electrochemical technology
• Microelectronic technology
• Soft electronics technology

Project information

Peer scientist from University of Washington:
“#PERfECT is the enemy of the good. While it very well might be so in most cases, it is certainly not in the world of #bioelectronics”. Fortunately, the researchers from The University of Hong Kong came up with an idea of how to maximize the effect while minimizing the size…”
Endorsed by 100+ leading scientists worldwide on social media, including Prof. Lain McCulloch (Oxford), Prof. Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard/UCLA) and Prof.Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern).

To cope with the soaring population aging, the quarantine, and the shortage of medical instrumentations, to enable decentralized medical technologies that allow remote and personalized healthcare. Compared to current wearable devices that can only measure vital signals (e.g. heart rates, breathing rates, blood pressure, etc.), PERfECT is able to detect molecular indicators in the body fluid, which are more informative for fatal / chronic disease screening and monitoring.

Technology Innovation
“HKU PERfECT” is the first wearable platform that can simultaneously address three challenges.
1. Highly sensitive: By combing electrochemical technology with microelectronic technology, the highest sensitivity is reached.
2. Smallest and lightest: By using the smallest possible electronic units and marrying emerging stretchable bioelectronic technologies, coin-sized and light (0.5 gram) PERfECT wearables have been used for the diagnostic and treatment of various diseases, and rehabilitation.
3. Energy efficient: By using interdisciplinary research strategies spanning analytical chemistry, low-power microelectronics, and low-power wireless communication, PERfECT achieves the highest accuracy with the lowest power consumption, ideal for long-term using.

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